Here are some of the highlights of the research conducted this summer at SIA.
Dr. Sharon F. Patton, Director, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, 2003-2008, oversaw the museum’s 9,000 African art objects and welcomed the distinguished Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection. Under her leadership, the museum opened its first traveling exhibition and established a visiting artists program. #Groundbreaker
Have you ever wondered how our staff preserves the oversize collections at the Smithsonian Institution Archives? Here is an intern’s perspective on preserving the personal collection of Alexander Dallas Bache.
Organ built by John Brown Organ Co. on exhibit at Cotton States Exposition, Atlanta, 1895.
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Advancing peace requires a strong, wide, and active network.
Barbara Faust, Smithsonian Gardens, 1977-present, became director in 2014. It was under Faust’s leadership as associate director that Smithsonian Gardens achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. #Groundbreaker
Learn how we’re creating a better record of women in science at the Smithsonian.
Bear skin on exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, 1915.