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The 2012 Tea Party Reenactment, 16 Dec.

Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships are hosting their annual reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on Sunday, 16 December—the exact anniversary of that event in 1773.Tickets available through this page allow attendees to enjoy the three...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Dec 2012

Birmingham Acquires Reynolds’s Portrait of Dr John Ash

Press release from the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (2 October 2012) . . . Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Dr John Ash, 1788 (Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery) Director Ann Sumner today announces that Birmingham Museums has been successful...
From: Enfilade on 20 Nov 2012

Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette

When the Louvre sends art work to you, you go visit it!  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has just opened their latest exhibition: Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette.  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco...

1735 Wedding Dress on Display in Boston, 13 Nov.

On Tuesday, 13 November, the Bostonian Society is hosting a special event focused on this dress, embroidered by Elizabeth Bull before her wedding in 1735. The dress will be on display in the Old State House for that night only, and textile expert Kathryn...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Nov 2012


From MetPublications:   ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ About MetPublications MetPublications is a portal to the Met’s comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to...
From: Enfilade on 8 Nov 2012

Art Institute of Chicago Unveils LaunchPad

AIC press release (29 October 2012) . . . The Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Digital Information and Access and the Department of European Decorative Arts are pleased to unveil a new gallery interactive that revolutionizes the museum experience...
From: Enfilade on 7 Nov 2012

Museum News | Serena Urry and Esther Bell Move to Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Art Museum has just announced two appointments: Serena Urry as Chief Conservator and Esther Bell as Curator of European Painting, Sculpture and Drawings. Bell completed her Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, writing...
From: Enfilade on 6 Nov 2012

The Feed

I spent Friday afternoon at a public discussion of the state of historical interpretation in the National Park Service. Called “Critical Conversations,” this session was prompted by an Organization of American Historians report titled The Imperiled...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Nov 2012

The Return of “Parker’s Revenge”

The Boston Globe ran a regional story on Thursday about archeological finds from a part of Hanscom Air Force Base that probably saw fighting on 19 Apr 1775: In recent years, archeologists have uncovered several musket balls, a shoe buckle, a knife,...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Nov 2012

Rijks Studio Offers 125,000 Images Free of Copyright

After years of hearing that museums couldn’t provide high resolution reproductions of works in their collections because people might make t-shirts with them, we now learn that the Rijkmuseum is inviting us to do precisely that . . . and more. -CH ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 1 Nov 2012

How the Grays Remembered Their Baby Boy

This is a mourning ring on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society in an exhibit called “In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry.”The M.H.S.’s blog explains: This ring, part of the MHS collections, commemorates...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Oct 2012

Corporate, Personal, and Neon Museums

For more than 500 years people, governments, churches, and other institutions have used their collections of things to assert, display,...
From: Darin Hayton on 31 Oct 2012

Woefull Content in Australian Museums. Aboriginal Bark Sheath.

I have not posted this image as an example of Australian Aboriginal craft, I have posted it because it shows the woefull quality of images supplied by Australian museums. This is the ONLY bark knife sheath I have been able to find, and the image...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Oct 2012

Study Day in Sydney To Celebrate Major Ceramics Gift

To celebrate a major gift of maiolica and porcelain, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney is presenting a study day toward the end of this month. From the museums’ website: ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Renaissance and Rococo Ceramics Study...
From: Enfilade on 18 Oct 2012

Sloane, A Camden Character

By Kim Biddulph “I will like history more.” This was the response from one of the schoolchildren I worked with on a project about Sir Hans Sloane. He had been asked how the project would change what he will do in the future. This boy had been difficult...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 8 Oct 2012

Turtles, pussycats, & Briel Friel’s The Freedom of the City: NYC 5 days & nights

An internet photo (we do not yet carry an ipad camera as a regular thing) A cat curled up in its pod (Detail from A Lady with a Harp below) We spotted the turtles before we did the pussycats, probably because the turtles moved and the pussycats didn’t....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Oct 2012

William Morris Gallery Reopens after Renovation

Yes, I realize William Morris stretches the long eighteenth century to the breaking point. I note the reopening of the museum because of the building itself, which dates to around 1744. The official ceremony marking the completion of the renovation took...
From: Enfilade on 6 Sep 2012

Ethan Lasser Announced as New Curator of American Art at Harvard

Ethan Lasser, the new curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums, completed his dissertation at Yale in 2007, writing on “Figures in the Grain: The Enlightenment of Anglo-American Furniture, 1660-1800.” Press release (dated 15 August...
From: Enfilade on 26 Aug 2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires ‘Fox and the Grapes’ Table

Thanks to Courtney Barnes for passing along this press release from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (dated 3 August 2012) . . . The Philadelphia Museum of Art has agreed to purchase the exceptional mahogany dressing...
From: Enfilade on 23 Aug 2012

Newfangled Displays at Pluckemin and Concord

Last month Boston 1775 reader Bill Welsch sent me an interesting link to a virtual recreation of the Continental Army artillery park in Pluckemin, New Jersey. The website explains:The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House announced the release of the...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Aug 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.