An article in the New York Times announces the debut of online access to 70,000 items of precious historical music memorabilia from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The article by Joshua Barone is here.
As more institutions realize the importance of their holdings, digitization of assets will increase. Deeper and deeper digging through storehouse boxes will unearth much that is precious, historically and culturally interesting, and valuable. That makes the cataloging and appraisal of collections all that more important. So many archives don’t fully understand either what they have or how significant their collections may be.
Here are some images of wonderful items in the Brooklyn collection.