FRIDAY NEWS ROUND-UP

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From around the state:

Tallahassee –

The Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013!  See this election of photos from the Florida Memory Blog.

Here’s how the State Archives of Florida gets ready for the Florida History Fair.

From around the country: 

New York: The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), has received funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to initiate a program of web archiving for specialist art historical resources.

New York: Museum of the City of New York Restores & Digitizes the J. Clarence Davies Collection of Art 

Washington, D.C.:  Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero describes how the National Archives participates as a leading content provider to the Digital Public Library of America.

From around the world:

Jerusalem:  “Nail Down the Tongue: Ancient Magician’s Curse Found in Jerusalem.” A lead curse tablet, dating back around 1,700 years and probably written by a magician, has been discovered in a collapsed Roman mansion in Jerusalem, archaeologists report.

New Zealand:  A Psychiatric Museum houses a collection that tracks more than 150 years of mental health services in have irreplaceable artifacts now under threat.

New publications:

Read a review of a newly released English translation of a classic French work on archives, “Une affaire d’amour and dust”: On The Allure of the Archives.”

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