An intern’s experience following a thread to learn more about an exceptional Smithsonian employee, Mildred Glover.
Dr. Melissa Chiu, Director, Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2014–present, oversees a staff of 50 and a collection of 12,000 objects. Within the first year of her tenure, Chiu doubled the number of museum board members, and, in 2017, the Hirshhorn Museum met a milestone of one million visitors. #Groundbreaker
The historical legacy of amatuer photographer Julian Papin Scott (1877-1961) is far greater than was acknowledged at the time, because of both who he photographed and how he set up the images.
Conservators from Smithsonian Institution Libraries in the rare books conservation lab at North Capitol Street Services Center, December 4, 1979.
Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American history.
An exciting new accession sheds light on James Smithson’s family history and fortune.
Sharon Reinckens, Deputy Director, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, has served as Acting Director, Senior Designer, and Supervisory Visual Information Specialist at the museum, 1980–present. Reinckens also produced award-winning documentaries about African American artists in Washington D.C for the museum. #Groundbreaker
The photographs of Julian Papin Scott (1877-1961) preserve significant glimpses of scientific laboratories during the 1910s and 1920s. Part 1 describes Scott's life, his hearing disability, and how and why he came to make several thousand portraits of scientists.
Diving consultant Joseph Libbey, the first nationally certified instructor in the D.C. area, who taught and certified Smithsonian curators, technicians, and specialists as divers in connection to their work, as well as accompanied teams of scientists on a number of Smithsonian collecting expeditions to gather specimens and supervise other divers, August 30, 1979.