Im Chan, Smithsonian paper conservation fellow, examines William H. Johnson's Induction Center. As a Smithsonian Institution Fellow in Paper Conservation, Im Chan is spending the year in The Lunder Conservation Center's paper conservation lab studying and treating works on paper...
Last month, the National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute welcomed three new Dama gazelle calves. [ more › ]
The Smithsonian Institution?s Board of Regents announced today it elected Dr. David J. Skorton, president of Cornell University and a board-certified cardiologist, as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian, effective July 2015. Skorton,...Show More Summary
David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting in July 2015.
Cornell University President David Skorton has been named the Smithsonian's next secretary. Skorton, a cardiologist and amateur jazz musician, will be the first physician to lead the nation's attic.
Eli Wilner & Company was founded in 1983. The company has designed and crafted over 10,000 projects for private collectors, museums, and institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the historically-appropriate framing of 28 projects for The White House. Show More Summary
Face mask: Gabon. Image from the Walt Disney-Tishman Collection, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution. Page 4.
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution For years I owned a chain of luxury jewelry stores in one of the wildest, most flamboyant, most duplicitous jewelry markets of them all: Dallas, Texas. I won’t tell...Show More Summary
Both the Smithsonian Institution and the National WWII Museum in New Orleans announced new ventures to coincide with the Feb. 7 release of “The Monuments Men.”
Male túngara frogs call from puddles to attract females. The production of the call incidentally creates ripples that spread across the water. Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama revealed that these ripples are used by other male frogs to assess the level of competition in the puddle. Show More Summary
Giant pandas bond at the Smithsonian Institute's National Zoo. Photo by Ann Batdorf/Smithsonian's National Zoo. Pandas and advocates for the animal from all over the world were honored at the Giant Panda Zoo Awards ceremony Friday morning...Show More Summary
From the “trees aren’t linear instruments and the Liebigs Law department” and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, comes this story that suggests the older trees are, the less linear their tree ring growth might be, which has implications for “paleoclimatology” … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. Before it's stowed away for a future presidential library,...Show More Summary
Flower, which co-creator Jenova Chen has likened to “video game poetry,” is now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Museum of Modern Art isn’t the only cultural institution shopping for video games. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian Institution has an insect problem. Not the kind that requires an exterminator, though—this one involves lawyers. The Smithsonian wants a federal judge to alter the terms of an endowment left by Carl Drake, a professor of entomology and...
Paris has l'Arche de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, London has Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, Washington has the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Smithsonian Institution, and Ottawa has... a farm. Yes, Canada is the only country...Show More Summary
A Christmas card created by Dan Flavin and sent to artist Andrew Bucci in 1962. (Photo: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution) The word from the FAA is that Santa’s sleigh has cleared American airspace, and so as design lovers...Show More Summary
Attine ants make up a group of more than 240 known ant species that pioneered agriculture well before humans and nearly all other organisms in the history of life. They evolved more than 50 million years ago, growing elaborate fungal gardens as a source of food within nests for their colonies. Show More Summary
The only Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Federal Reserve Gold Certificate known to exist other than a specimen in the public collection at the Smithsonian Institution is expected to bring $2+ million in Heritage Auctions' Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction Jan. Show More Summary
Tropical forests reduce peak runoff during storms and release stored water during droughts, according to researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Their results lend credence to a controversial phenomenon...Show More Summary