Ford accepted his medal Han Solo, as Ms. White was unable to attend the presentation at the Sept. 28 fundraising gala for the National Zoo. Continue reading James Smithson Bicentennial Medal awarded to actors Harrison Ford and Betty White
This week, we pondered the cost of art: Who pays? How much is too much? Who owns a culture’s heritage? How much should a bag of dust cost? Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was July 16 – July 22, 2017
Smithsonian Libraries Deputy Director Mary Augusta Thomas has been recognized for her contributions to library science. Continue reading Alumna Mary Augusta Thomas recognized by the Catholic University of America
Paleontologist Nick Pyenson and astronomer John Kovac have received the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists in the early stages of their careers.
Continue reading Two Smithsonian scientists receive prestigious presidential awards for scientific leadership
It’s even better when honor and glory come with a significant cash prize. Continue reading Archives of American Art is first recipient of the Don Tyson Prize
We all hear about the superstars—the colleagues who make scientific breakthroughs or uncover brilliant young artists or unravel historic mysteries—but what about those colleagues who do exceptional work at indispensable jobs that never make the news? This is your opportunity to nominate those Unsung Heroes who, day in and day out, help excite the learning in everyone and make the Smithsonian a great Institution. Continue reading Sing the praises of our Unsung Heroes!