Art Babble showcases art content in video format from a variety of sources, including many major museums. The Indianapolis Museum of Art created this forum and contributed over 380 videos to date. To browse decorative arts videos, start at the “medium” subsection. Some of the major partner institutions are listed specifically below.
The Multimedia Archive of the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design, History, Material Culture provides access to full length videos of academic lectures and symposia. See for example, the presentation of Nathan Schlanger on “Material Culture”: the concept and its use in historical perspective, given April 23, 2014.
Ceramic Arts Daily‘s pottery video archive contains demonstrations of techniques.
Chipstone (on Art Babble) provides a wide range of videos focusing on makers, objects, and tools. Included are videos associated with exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Colonial Williamsburg‘s Archive Video collection includes videos on the trades of the cabinetmaker and cooper, as well as videos associated with their Southern Furniture exhibit.
Monticello Explorer uses video and digital technology to provide tours and interpretative information about the home of Thomas Jefferson.
Portal Wisconsin’s video collection contains 100 videos on Wisconsin arts and culture, including “Frank Lloyd Wright: Designing an American Way of Living.”
Victoria and Albert Museum’s V&A Channel provides films on exhibits, objects and artists, including “20 Great Reasons to Visit” and “How It’s Made: a watchcase.”
Winterthur’s Conservation Department provides videos on caring for collections of paintings and basketry.