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DC Jobs: Smithsonian Magazine, United States Institute of Peace, Industry Dive

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

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

Smithsonian Plans $2 Billion Overhaul

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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 Institution announces a $2 billion major overhaul of its museums

last weekArts : Artdaily

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

7 Things to Know About Native American Languages

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

10-year-old Virginia boy donates a 14,000-year-old arrowhead to the Smithsonian

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

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

New Poisonous Frog Has Dart Dippers Drooling

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...

Scientists discover new poison dart frog species in Donoso, Panama

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

Smithsonian Institution and U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield Meeting at the Hirshhorn Museum: the 60th Anniversary of the 1954 Hague Convention Celebrated with a Meeting of Great Minds and Efforts

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

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

Ming: 50 Years that Changed China – exhibition reviews

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

Bill Cosby, wife loan private art collection to Smithsonian

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.

'Will & Grace' At The Smithsonian: VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

15 ancient monuments discovered beneath Stonehenge

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

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months agoLGBT / 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

3 months agoNews : 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...

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