Great Hunger Museum Digitization Project
On Dec. 16, Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden will launch a digital database containing about 1,500 articles and illustrations related to Ireland and the Great Famine (1845-52). The information will be available at www.ighm.org.
The database will be comprised of illustrated newspapers and publications including, "The Illustrated London News," "Punch," "The Pictorial Times" and "The Graphic."
Further digitization will be done for pre-1845 and post-1852 documents in the collection.
The museum chose Dec. 16 as the date to launch the digital database based on a Dec. 16, 1848 sketch from "The Illustrated London News" that depicted a starving family that had been dragged from its cottage and forced to spend Christmas in a hole, burrowed in the ground "like otters and snipes."
Museum hours are Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Ireland¿s Great Hunger Museum /December 16, 2014)
On Friday, July 11, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
in Hartford begins its annual summer series of “Movies and Music Under the Stars,” which feature live music, a la carte dinners and classic films in the museum’s Gengras Court.
The kickoff film is “The Thin Man Goes Home,” the 1945 installment of the “Thin Man” series of comic mysteries with Myrna Loy and William Powell
. The next film, on July 18, is “Song of the Thin Man,” from 1947.
The remaining films in the series have a “Femmes Fatales” theme, featuring legendary actresses in seductive roles. The lineup is Greta Garbo’s “Ninotchka” on July 25, Jean Harlow’s “Bombshell” on Aug. 1, Hedy Lamarr’s “Ecstasy” on Aug. 15 and Marlene Dietrich’s “Desire” on Aug. 22.
All events begin at 5:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 8:15 p.m. Details and admission prices: thewadsworth.org