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Smithsonian releases massive digitized collection of Asian treasures for public use
The Smithsonian Institution has released more than 44,000 images of precious artworks and artifacts from two of their museums of Asian art, many of which have never been shown publicly before. The galleries are the first Smithsonian museums and first Asian art museums to digitize and share their collections on the internet.
The eyes in that painting of the 2000 yard stair is just haunting, why do they have to hide it all away. The knowledge that the world is missing out on allmost brings a tear to my eye.
originally posted by: strongfp
I can bet the 'hidden' stuff is most likely hidden for political reasons, IE, Egyptian or even Chinese artefacts.
It was once a privately own collection and given to the government, back when it was first opened archaeology was a rich mans hobby, and most likely had many spoils and in today's world would never have been taken from the country or origin, like Ivory or something.
On top of that, these hidden treasures could be something like the U.S military has.
This spectacular museum that not many people know about. And most of it cannot be accessed by civilians without permission.
originally posted by: SubSea
When I saw that the Smithsonian apparently has the power to "classify" historical
information, it was like a double face palm.
I fail to understand under what logic the Smithsonian should have the right to
keep anything historical, especially archaeological information "Secret" from the
JFK argued against unreasonable secrecy in Government, it is probably what got
him killed by Bush and LBJ.
arrange (a group of people or things) in classes or categories according to shared qualities or characteristics.
"mountain peaks are classified according to their shape"
Is there no way for the american public to apply for a warrent to search what they have as the info they hold surley belongs to them...