We all complain about Washington, D.C.’s notorious summertime heat and humidity, but what if you had to stuff a hippopotamus while wearing a suit, vest and tie, all without benefit of air conditioning? Yesterday’s curators were a hardy bunch. Continue reading How did SI staff beat the heat before AC?
Join Secretary Clough to check out this funky, fun program for teens at the Hirshhorn. Continue reading What happens when creativity meets Smithsonian technology and resources? ARTLAB+!
A new book reveals the legacy of “Kennewick Man” 9,000 years after he lived and died in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading Bringing “The Ancient One” to life
Get your nosh on in the American History Museum’s Victory Garden. September’s FOOD in the Garden program focuses on waterways and foodways and examines the connections between land and water, people and food. Did we forget to mention the beer tastings? There will be beer. Continue reading FOOD in the Garden
Who says old books have to be dry and dusty tomes? Richard Naples turns that idea on its head (and upside down and inside out) in a series of charming–and slightly surreal–animations. Continue reading We’d GIF a lot to be this talented
Do your kids love to draw? Do they love the Smithsonian? (Of course they do!) Then the Office of advancement needs your help. Continue reading Love to draw? Love the Smithsonian?
Get the straight dope on this summertime scourge Continue reading A poison ivy primer
Remember the olinguito? The adorable combination of teddy bear and meerkat immediately became a top contender for world’s cutest animal when it stepped into the spotlight last year. Find out what we’ve learned about this elusive creature since then. Continue reading Crowdsourcing the olinguito
A man, a plan, a canal: Panama! Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Find out more about its history and the Smithsonian’s long connection with Panama in this post from Pamela Henson. Continue reading Connecting the oceans: The 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal
Volunteers are transcribing the Smithsonian’s collection in days, rather than decades. Be a part of our grand mission to increase and diffuse knowledge!
Continue reading Replacing the pen with the pixel