For a millennial. 40 years must seem like an eon, while for someone nearing retirement, it seems like the blink of an eye. Staff from the Air and Space Museum reflect on the past four decades: what’s changed, what hasn’t and what’s on the horizon. Continue reading The more things change…
Earlier this month, dozens of interns and fellows from across the Smithsonian followed clues and scoured 13 museums as they raced to compete in the Summer 2016 scavenger hunt. Continue reading Good practice for hunting down those research grants
Delegates may go to political conventions to support their candidate, partisans may follow them on social media to share the next viral meme, but Political History curators have an agenda all their own when it comes to the conventions. Continue reading Collecting history as it happens at the 2016 political conventions
To commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing on the moon, the Air and Space Museum will display the rarely seen space helmet and gloves worn by Neil Armstrong. Bonus! Cool 3D images of the lunar module. Continue reading To the moon…and back again
The Smithsonian is home to the rare and unusual, the awe-inspiring and beautiful, and collections that can be found nowhere else on Earth. But who knew we’re also the go-to destination for pocket-monster collectors? Continue reading Gotta visit ‘em all!
Max Kibblewhite spent all night at the Air and Space Museum to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic building and lived to tell about it. Here’s the report. Continue reading All Night at the Museum
As is traditional, the day of the Smithsonian Staff Picnic was blindingly hot and stiflingly humid, but as is also traditional, that didn’t keep everyone from having a great time! Continue reading The 2016 Smithsonian Staff Picnic
The Smithsonian has a long history of diversity–in our collections, in our exhibitions and in our staff. As Pride month draws to a close, Max Kibblewhite takes a look at how the Smithsonian is preserving and promoting the stories of the LGBTQ community. Continue reading The Pride of the Smithsonian
Two years ago, the Mayor of London’s Office approached the Smithsonian to explore our possible interest in participating in the redevelopment of the former Olympic Park in East London as part of a new educational and cultural quarter in the city.
Today, Secretary David Skorton announced that the Smithsonian and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London are moving forward on a collaboration that will result in the Institution’s first permanent exhibition space outside of the United States. Continue reading Victoria and Albert and…James? The Smithsonian goes to London
The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America must decide complex questions of critical national importance. But when the question is, “Who had the tuna salad on wheat?” consensus is quickly reached. Continue reading Legal Eats: Food and the Culture of the U.S. Supreme Court