A Virtual MDMBeginning Friday, April 17, at 5 P.M. Eastern, the museum will make available a one-hour video segment from a recent Moby Dick Marathon. The closing chapters will be read by folks currently in "lockdown" at home.
Tours of the CollectionThe Museum from Home series is an ever-expanding set of resources for students and parents.
- Check out the "Educator Website" video series.
- Go behind-the-scenes with the "Collections Show & Tell" series.
- Search the museum's entire trove of objects and photographs. Scrimshaw knuckle-duster anyone?
The current exhibition of Dutch maritime paintings, De Wind is Op!, is now behind closed doors, but a wealth of material is available online:
- The entire (4.5 hour) opening symposium.
- A tour of the works, with commentary by Chief Curator, Christina Connett Brophy.
- The complete exhibition catalog(!). Grab a copy while you can.
If you have wandered the museum during the Marathon's "Graveyard Shift" and browsed the items in Turner Gallery (where we used to read Cetology), you'll want to watch these videos guided by Akeia de Barros Gomes, Curator of Social History; and Michael Dyer, Curator of Maritime History.
Speaking of Maritime MuseumsThe Mystic Seaport Museum offers its share of digital treasures, including a cool "Behind the Scenes" series.
- Explore the Melville Society website, particularly the set of blogs by MDM pillar Robert K. Wallace.
- Get lost in the Melville Electronic Library and Melville's Marginalia.
- Search through Melville's papers at Harvard's Houghton Library, like his letter to Hawthorne dated Aug. 13, 1852. (Zoom in and try to decipher his scrawl.)