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Smithsonian’s ‘Most Iconic’ Item: Bao Bao the Panda

14 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

Online voters chose the baby giant panda from the National Zoo in a competition run by the Smithsonian Institution.

Smithsonian Institution Adds LGBT History Artifacts

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Will and Grace Enters the Smithsonian

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...

'The nation's attic' to get some rainbow-hued light

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

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...

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

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."

Smithsonian National Zoo Says Goodbye to Shama the Red Panda

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

National Zoo Red Panda Shama Dies

The red panda was euthanized Saturday at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia. [ more › ]

Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ??★

In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The dinosaur skeleton, 80 percent complete, made...

History 2.0: Civil War Journals & Historic Letters Go Digital

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Armchair historians with a knack for reading scratchy handwriting can now help the Smithsonian Institution with a giant effort to preserve thousands of historical letters and journals online. The newly launched Transcription Center invites...Show More Summary

Smithsonian Turning to the Public to Help Transcribe Documents

last weekArts : ArtsBeat

The Smithsonian Institution is allowing members of the public to help decipher thousands of digitized pages that cannot be easily read by a computer.

Memorable Movie Scenes in Museums

This week, two of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world celebrate anniversaries — the Smithsonian and the Louvre (168 and 221 years respectively). The cultural impact each museum has had on our society is astounding — making them rich locations for filmmakers throughout history. Show More Summary

?Almanac: The Smithsonian

On August 10, 1846, President Polk signed a measure establishing the most American of American institutions

Photos: A Baby Red Panda Being Raised By Hand

  One of several born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]

Will you be in Panama City in August?

This is a must-see exhibit by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. A good chance to meet Matt Larsen, STRI’s new director, too.

Frozen semen may be the key to saving endangered species

What if there were a way to keep endangered species from going extinct? That's the rationale behind a new project at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. Researchers at the institute are putting information about animals threatened by extinction in a "stud book" and chronicling their lives from birth. Show More Summary

J Dilla’s MPC Included in Smithsonian Exhibit

Well this is pretty cool. Dilla’s MPC and custom made Moog synthesizer will be added to the collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s soon to launch Museum Of African American History And Culture. Above you can watch an announcement about the exhibit by Dilla’s mom, Ma Dukes Yancey, and a representative from the Institute at the […]

Red Panda Cubs Galore

2 months agoOdd : Neatorama

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia successfully bred all four of their red panda pairs, who bore ten cubs in 2014. Of those 10 cubs, seven have survived. More than 100 Red Pandas have been born at SCBI, including this year's births, and 60 of the newborns survived. Show More Summary

The Culture Of Cars: Real Or Imagined?

I’ve been on the road for the last few weeks and one of the places I was able to visit was the Smithsonian Institution’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport located just outside of Washington DC. Unlike the National Air and Space Museum located on the national mall close to the capitol building, the Udvar-Hazy […]

10 Amazing Free Museums in the U.S.

National Museum of Natural History (Photo: Smithsonian Institution) Cultural discovery doesn't always come cheap. While admission fees support and sustain museums, they can add up for tourists looking for artistic experiences on a budget. Show More Summary

Barack Obama Becomes First U.S. President To Be 3D Printed

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Smithsonian Institute revealed the first ever 3D printed sculpture of a U.S. president last week, adding to the collection of Barack Obama portraits in the National Portrait Gallery. The bust was on display at the White House Makers Faire,...

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