Aerial View of Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD, by Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017, 1983, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The Smithsonian Institution's Museum Support Center (MSC), 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland, is about six miles from the museums on the National Mall. MSC has storage areas to house museum collections as well as research laboratory facilities for the Smithsonian. The Center opened in 1983..