Monday, March 7, 2011

Link Love

I've never been to the British Museum in London..

but thanks to the wonders of modern technology, almost 2 million objects in their collection can be accessed via the internet in their online collections database.  

For anyone interested in jewelry history or even art history in general, this is a bona fide treasure trove.  Their jewelry and metalwork holdings are spectacular to say the least, and I am especially fond of the 15th-17th century prints of  Renaissance jewelry designs:

or this:

Just remember when searching the database, you need to use British spellings (jewellery instead of the American jewelry).  I cannot tell you how much time I've spent just virtually cruising through this collection. Have fun and happy searching!

All for now,

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