When Publisher DK, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, decided to create a book that offers a unique look at world history through the visual presentation of human-made artifacts, they contacted the Penn Museum in Philadelphia...Show More Summary
This week, Smithsonian Magazine is hiring a staff reporter, while United States Institute of Peace needs a senior writer/editor. Industry Drive is seeking a senior editor, and AARP is on the hunt for a brand copywriter. Get the scoop...Show More Summary
Leaking roofs. Bad plumbing. Through-the-roof electricity bills. We've all experienced them, and the 168-year-old Smithsonian Institution is no different. This week, it announced a $2 billion dollar plan to bring its museums and gardens into the 21st century.
The Smithsonian today unveiled a proposed Master Plan for the South Mall campus?the museums and gardens along Independence Avenue S.W., from Seventh to 12th streets. Designed by BIG, the Bjarke Ingels Group, the comprehensive plan includes...Show More Summary
The month of November is Native American Heritage Month. A recent editorial by Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, suggests that "the vast majority of Americans have a limited...Show More Summary
Thanks to a local kid, researchers at the Smithsonian Institution -- and around the world -- will get to study an arrow point left behind by North America's earliest inhabitants. The inner vaults of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) are packed to the brim with rare artifacts and fossils, many of them donated. Show More Summary
Sharpen your darts and blow out your blowguns. Researchers have discovered a new species of poison dart frog in Donoso, Panama. As reported in the latest edition of Zootaxa, a team from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad...
A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama, and described by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Show More Summary
Harry Ettlinger speaking at the Hirschhorn by Kirsten Hower, Social Networking Correspondent and List-Serve Manager Keynote speaker Harry Ettlinger, World War II veteran and former Monuments Men, opened Friday's SI/USCBS meeting with...Show More Summary
Credits: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C Alt Text: Portrait of Yang Hong (1381-1451), Ming Dynasty 'Magnificent' British Museum show dazzles with 'Ming bling' but also raises some historical questions Hot...Show More Summary
After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution.
Last month, we told you that the Smithsonian Institute was expanding its collection of artifacts pertaining to LGBT history. Included in that expansion were props and memorabilia from the seminal sitcom, Will & Grace. Said Katherine Ott, Curator at The...
A new report from the Smithsonian Institute has found that 15 previously undiscovered ancient monuments lie beneath the Stonehenge fields. The Neolithic monuments show that Stonehenge "was not just an isolated monument in an unspoilt landscape, but was part of a much bigger complex," reports Ancient Origins. Show More Summary
Online voters chose the baby giant panda from the National Zoo in a competition run by the Smithsonian Institution.
Tuesday, the Smithsonian Institution added hundreds of artifacts (including photographs and papers) to document LGBT history. This is could be a big step for many who consider LGBT an underrepresented area of history. The New Zealand Herald reports that, included...
Hundreds of photographs, papers, and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection today, including items from the popular TV show Will and Grace. Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, along with NBC, are donating objects to...
Our history finds a respected home: WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."
A moment of silence for Shama, the red panda The cute and cuddly 7-year-old tree dweller lived at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, where she was battling a neurological disorder that was discovered...Show More Summary
The red panda was euthanized Saturday at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. [ more › ]