The Archives will be moving its largest photographic collection this fall. Due to staffing constraints, records management services will be unavailable beginning approximately November 12 through November 27, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Every Collection has a StoryThe Archives holds records that document the Smithsonian’s people, events, buildings, and research. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of the history of American experience, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding.
Modern American Art opens at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The special installation contains some fifty contemporary paintings and sculptures, including part of the S. C. Johnson collection.More
The Smithsonian’s Second Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird dedicated his career to creating a great national museum at the Smithsonian, the U.S. National Museum that opened in 1881. Learn about Baird and the fulfillment of his dreams.