Archive for November, 2011

Interactive guide to the Met’s new Islamic Galleries

November 14, 2011

After 8 years of renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia on on November 1. The remodeled and enlarged space includes 15 new galleries.   Thanks to the New York Times, you can explore the Moroccan Court, the Emperor’s Carpet, a mihrab and more of the amazing collection through an interactive guide to the new wing. The Metropolitan’s own website has several videos documenting the construction of the galleries and the installation and conservation of the wings objects and reconstructed rooms.

Workaround for ARTstor OIV on Mac OS X (Lion)

November 14, 2011

ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) is not yet compatible with the newest Mac operating system, OS 10.7 (OS X Lion) but Dr. Charles Choi from Yummy Melon Software has uncovered a workaround:

“Replace the file “JavaApplicationStub” within the app with the one existing on Lion as described in this link:

Please refer this procedure list to one who is conversant with the Unix command line:
Run Terminal and change to the directory holding
rm JavaApplicationStub
cp /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub .

This procedure was successful in getting to run on Lion. That said the app is not fully tested as that’s your responsibility. But in the interim, you can let your users know that this workaround exists.” — Charles Choi

In the meantime, ARTstor’s Quality Assurance testers are trying produce an OS X Lion compatible version of OIV but do not have a release date yet. Stay tuned or contact ARTstor directly.