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The Smithsonian Is Hiring a Beer Historian

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: @joefoodie) And you should apply! It requires not just an appreciation for beer, but a rich understanding of its roles and development in American history. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC wants a beer scholar on staff to explore and explain beer in American life. Show More Summary

Smithsonian’s Senior Historian Asks ‘Should We Hate Poetry?’

The conversation surrounding Ben Lerner’s new book Hatred of Poetry has reached the SmithsonianSmithsonian Magazine, that is. The institution’s Senior Historian, David C. Ward, remarks that while the collection begins with “certitude...Show More Summary

Smithsonian gathers African-American racing artifacts

Leonard Miller poses with Benny Scott’s Formula Vee Lola, circa 1974. Images courtesy Historic Vehicle Association. The Smithsonian Institution is in the process of collecting exhibits for its new National Museum of African-American History and Culture that opens in September in Washington, D.C. A lot of research and just plain looking has yielded some artifacts […]

First Aid for Endangered Cultural Heritage Sites

Recently, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), an intergovernmental organization based in Rome, Italy, joined forces with the Smithsonian Institution to teach an innovative international cour

USS Enterprise takes its place as one of the Milestones of Flight

Almost two years ago the original studio model of the USS Enterprise left it's home in the gift shop of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum to spend some time in spacedock for a major overall. After months ofShow More Summary

The Enterprise Studio Model, Restored and on Display

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The original starship USS Enterprise from the 1966-68 series Star Trek has been sitting neglected at the Smithsonian Institution for years. Now it’s on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall in the National Air and Space Museum, after a painstaking restoration job. Show More Summary

The Smithsonian celebrates the Panama Canal expansion

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) celebrated with Panama the completion of the Panama Canal expansion project on June 26, 2016. The $5.6 billion engineering effort allows ships with triple the carrying-capacity of current vessels to transit the canal. Show More Summary

Teapot is Smithsonian’s millionth digitized object

A teapot made by 19th century silversmith Peter Bentzon is the one millionth object digitized by the Smithsonian’s Mass Digitization Program. There are 154 million objects in the many collections of the Smithsonian Institute, so just 153 million more to go. Peter Bentzon was born on the island of St Thomas in the Danish West [...]

What it's like to lead the Smithsonian

David Skorton became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution last July, overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. Educated as a cardiologist, Skorton previously served as president...Show More Summary

What it’s like to lead the Smithsonian

David Skorton became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution last July, overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. Educated as a cardiologist, Skorton previously served as president of the University of Iowa and Cornell University, and his interests seem as varied as the Smithsonian's offerings. He has had a […]

Video captures tadpole escape artists in Panama

Although red-eyed treefrog embryos appear helpless within their jelly-coated eggs, they can hatch up to two days ahead of schedule, reacting within seconds to attacks by egg thieves. At the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, scientists used high-speed video to uncover their rapid-hatching secret. read more

Smithsonian intends to create permanent exhibition space in London with the Victoria and Albert Museum

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) announced plans today to work together to create a major new international collaboration. The institutions have agreed to develop, over the course of this year, a plan for a jointly...Show More Summary

The Smithsonian to Open a Location in London

The 170-year-old American institution will team up with a local partner -- the Victoria and Albert Museum.

America’s Worn-Out "Arsenal of Democracy" Looks More Like an Antiques Roadshow

Loren B. Thompson Defense, United States The U.S. planes the Chinese intercept look more like exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. Chinese fighter pilots trying to enforce Beijing's control of nearby airspace must...Show More Summary

FBI Recovers A Letter Written By Charles Darwin That Was Stolen In The 1970s

It was taken from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and returned last week. [ more › ]

Darwin Letter Recovered, Returned to Smithsonian

2 months agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

An 1875 handwritten letter by Charles Darwin that was stolen from the Smithsonian Institution Archives more than three decades ago was recovered by special agents on the FBI’s Art Crime Team and returned to the care of the Smithsoni...

The Automobile Driving Museum asks, “The Electric Car – Fad or Future?”

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Electric cars at Snug Rock, Yonkers, New York circa 1900. Photo from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, courtesy of Automobile Driving Museum. Electric cars, it seems, are all the rage these days, with an increasing number of automakers offering battery or generator-powered models in their lineups. Given the recent resurgence of interest in electric […]

A Gift to Cooper Hewitt Fills Gaps in the Collection

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Thanks to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's 19th-century roots and the Hewitt sisters' collection, the institution has strong holdings in that era's decorative arts. This month, the New York museum announced that its 20th-century collections were strengthened with a considerable gift from George R. Kravis II.

A First Look At Washington DC’s New National African American Museum

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Museum officials on Tuesday offered a sneak peek at the 400,000-square-foot museum, the 19th of the Smithsonian Institution, that’s next to the Washington Monument. President Obama is expected to cut the ribbon on the dramatic space, which features layers of galleries focused on slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement as well as music, entertainment, […]

Captain Marvel Joins the Fight In Avengers: Infinity War

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

During a Smithsonian Institute event, Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo let it slip that Captain Marvel will be in the movie.

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