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The Smithsonian Institution is receiving a $52 million increase in funding from Congress for 2012, with the increase primarily devoted to building a museum on the National Mall devoted to black history. Figures released Tuesday show the Smithsonian
A Museum Curator's Journey With Islamic Art Lauren Monsen 7 December 2011 Share: press release Washington For art historian Massumeh Farhad, inspiring museum visitors "to read more, to learn more" about Islamic culture is the most rewarding aspect of
Michael Heyman, who led the Smithsonian Institution in the 1990s during a period of significant expansion and fierce controversy over the exhibiting of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died on Nov. 19 at his home in
The Record The art, history, and culture of American Latinos would be on display in a separate museum within The Smithsonian under a bipartisan bill introduced this week by several members of Congress, including New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez. The
Associated Press The Enterprise in 2003 at a Smithsonian Institution center in Virginia...But five months after the Intrepid was awarded the shuttle Enterprise, museum officials have turned their attention from the end of the newly revamped pier to a
One of the least popular pieces of security equipment since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is now part of the Smithsonian's collection at the National Museum of American History — a metal detector from the Transportation Security Administration.
Stanley Madison, founder of the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corp., points out some of the items on display in the interpretive center at the Lyles Station School near Princeton, Ind.Material on the history of Lyles Station is to be included
The Smithsonian will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a special exhibit for one week. The National Museum of American History will feature objects from New York; the Pentagon;
A common refrain among visitors to the nation's capital: "I want to see the Smithsonian today." Many of these time-pressed tourists, however, don't realize that the world-famous institution includes 17 distinct museums in Washington alone...Using
Here is a summary of how Washington landmarks were affected by Tuesday's earthquake: — Washington National Cathedral: Damage to three of the four pinnacles atop the main tower, and visible cracks in the church's structure.