Earlier this month, Smithsonian staff gathered in the Castle Commons in Washington, D.C., to honor the recipients of this year’s Smithsonian Education Awards: the Tropical Research Institute’s Public Programs Director Sharon Ryan, and The Q?rius Team of The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, National Museum of Natural History. The Achievement Award, presented by Smithsonian… Continue reading 2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt has donated an exceptional citrine necklace to the National Gem Collection to raise awareness of her jewelry line, the proceeds of which help to build schools and fund education for children around the world. Continue reading Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
December 14, 1994. Asian elephant Kumari is born, the first elephant born at the National Zoo. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: December 14, 1993
You’ve heard the buzz about the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture next year. Here’s your chance to get involved. Continue reading Help us tell the American story
We’re not entirely sure of his birthdate 250 years ago, but when Jacques-Louis Macie, the illegitimate son of Hugh Percy, the 1st Duke of Northumberland, was born secretly in Paris, few would have known he was born under a very lucky star indeed. Continue reading A series of fortunate events
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but Tuesday, Dec. 1 is National Giving Day, a reminder to remember those less fortunate. Make a contribution to the Combined Federal Campaign part of your holiday celebration. Continue reading Giving Tuesday
Ten years ago, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum launched Eye Level, the first museum blog at the Smithsonian. Jeff Gates, the blog’s managing editor and lead producer of new media initiatives at American Art, sat down with Eye Level for an eye-opening look at the genesis of the blog and its evolution as a way to tell stories and show the museum from the inside out. Continue reading Eye Wonder: Ten Years of Blogging at the American Art Museum