The Smithsonian Institution, A World of Discovery: An Exploration of Behind-the-Scenes Research in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

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A colorful, glossy publication providing an overview of a sampling of Smithsonian research activities and related efforts.


  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Archives of American Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL)
  • Conservation Biology Institute (National Zoological Park)
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of Design
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Museum Conservation Institute


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1993
  • 19th century


  • Natural history museums
  • Art
  • Astrophysics
  • Art museums
  • Geology
  • Aeronautics
  • Folk festivals
  • Anthropology
  • Historical museums
  • Museums
  • History
  • Observatories
  • Zoos
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Science museums
  • Aeronautical museums
  • Art--History
  • Research


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