Although many of the iconic props from 'Mad Men' have already been donated to the Smithsonian, there are many items - more than 1,500, to be exact - left to stock an online auction beginning Friday.
A new background video from the Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office. The 3D model of the 1903 Wright Flyer (seen in the video) can be accessed and manipulated here. About the Video Learn how 3D technologies were used to digitally document the 1903 Wight Flyer in amazing detail for education, outreach, and research See Also: […]
A team of Smithsonian researchers has been studying the remains of four men discovered in Jamestown, Virginia, the site of England’s first successful colony. Two years of forensic detective work revealed their probable identities — but the biggest mystery is a sealed silver box found in one of the graves. More »
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U.S. scientists have used high-tech detective work to identify the remains of four leaders of Jamestown, the New World’s first successful English colony, more than 400 years after they died, the Smithsonian Institution said on Tuesday. The research also provided new insight into life and...
Archaeologists said Tuesday they have identified the remains of four men who were among the leaders of an early English settlement in Virginia's Jamestown. It took years for scientists to identify the poorly preserved bones belonging to an Anglican priest and three military officials. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian has a traveling exhibit based on the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. It’s going to be put up at libraries all across the country (but nowhere in Minnesota!), so lots of people will get a look at some of the evidence for human evolution. Can you guess who is not happy…
The Smithsonian Institute recently kicked up a Kickstarter asking for money to help preserve Neil Armstrong's spacesuit.
But Smithsonian Institution has increased goal, will use money to preserve 2nd space suit.
The celebrated radio quiz show star says: There’s this study done by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian Magazine... they called up one thousand and one Americans. I do not understand why it is a thousand and one rather than just a thousand. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded Hadrien Viraben the 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Viraben?s prize-winning essay, ?Achille Segard Interviews Mary Cassatt: A Living Master of Impressionism,...Show More Summary
On Monday, the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Smithsonian launched its first crowdfunding campaign they’re calling “Reboot the Suit” to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit that he wore on the moon. Show More Summary
What makes dolls creepy? The Smithsonian has a good essay exploring the many ways. From Little Talky Tina to Hoffmann's "The Sandman", reborn dolls to Chucky, uncanny valley to Barbie, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie does a fine job. (via MetaFilter)
On Monday the Smithsonian Institution launched a Kickstarter campaign to preserve astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. Now with over $420,000 raised and a healthy 26 days left, the campaign is on track to easily exceed its $500,000 goal. But the Smithsonian’s road to crowdfunding success has been a long and bumpy one. Read more...
As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display, based on dozens of emails and comments left at the museum.
Present Aspect of Gaines’s Mill, Looking East; Harry Fenn Link is to a zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Clear observation and crisp, textural rendering give Fenn’s drawing of a brick-walled mill and nearby wooden houses a tactile sense of presence and […]
The Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery will hold its inaugural American Portrait Gala Sunday, Nov. 15. The event will honor individuals whose portraits are in the museum?s collection because of their exemplary achievements: TheShow More Summary
WASHINGTON, DC — Out of patent litigation paranoia, inventor Alexander Graham Bell donated copies of his devices and sound recordings directly to the Smithsonian.