The Smithsonian’s first ever Kickstarter campaign offers a chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize and display Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere. Continue reading Reboot the Suit: Bring back Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit
For almost 200 years, the Smithsonian has continually reinvented itself to reflect the vibrancy of America’s culture and heritage. Today, we are poised on the forefront of a new digital era. Continue reading Art in the Digital Age
For the first time in history, a portrait of a sitting president has been created using 3-D scanning technology. See out how it was done and find out more about the process. Continue reading Up close and personal with POTUS
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
Heading out on a road trip this summer? Our digital archivist has some tips on making the memories last. Quick tip: Edit down those photos! Continue reading Making the most of vacation memories
The Rapid Capture Pilot Project is in the process of itemizing, digitizing and transcribing each of the thousands of proof sheets in the National Numismatic Collection. Now, that’s working hard for the money! Continue reading Show me the money!
3D has come to the Smithsonian! Join Secretary Clough (and his Mini Me) at our recent 3D conference to see some of the ways that 3D technology is transforming the way we educate, entertain and inspire. Continue reading The Smithsonian in 3D
As the Smithsonian continues to digitize our vast resources, we have unveiled an exciting new way to really get up close and personal with the objects in our premier X3D collection. Continue reading How do you bring 137 million objects to life?
How can museums and libraries remain relevant in a world where Twitter condenses conversation to a hashtag and the digerati expect to curate their own sources of information? Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough offers some ideas in a new book. Continue reading “Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries and Archives in a Digital Age”
How can we make sure that our millions of rare and important objects are accessible to scholars and the public? Bring them to life–virtually! Continue reading Is it real or is it virtual? Does it matter?