Alex di Giovanni has been editing The Torch since August 2006. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she worked as a writer and editor for the National Geographic Society, Plexus Scientific, The Nature Conservancy, The National Foreign Language Center and St. Martin’s Press, among others. She has the best job in the world.
For this first column of the new year—traditionally a time for reflection and optimism—I wanted to take a more intimate look at how we work to uphold those ideals. I asked a few of our colleagues, to share their thoughts on how the Smithsonian can think globally by acting locally. Continue reading Think globally, act locally
January 23, 1964. The new Museum of History and Technology opens on the National Mall. Its architecture reflects the International modernism style that became popular after WWII and doesn't look at all dated today. We might add that "Brutalist" was also a popular architectural style during this era, so it could have been worse. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: January 23, 1964