The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress.
The end of the government shutdown means a huge sigh of relief for thousands of furloughed federal workers, government contractors, and local businesses that cater to them.
Police in Howard County are raising money for a new police museum that is under construction.
Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough will retire next year from leading the world’s largest museum and research complex, he announced Wednesday.
The U.S. tried to rally support on Saturday for a military strike against Syria, running into resistance from the American public and skeptics in Congress and from European allies bent on awaiting a U.N. report about a chemical attack they acknowledge strongly points to the Assad government.
Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American life.
The Newseum in Washington is poking some fun at TV anchors with a new exhibit about the 2004 comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” starring Will Ferrell.
More than 2,000 museums across the nation are offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer, beginning on Memorial Day.
The Smithsonian Institution is joining an ultra-fast broadband network built for U.S. universities to connect the world’s largest museum and research complex with hundreds of colleges and reach more people online.
Imax Corp. is beginning an initiative to transition museum-based theaters to new laser digital projection, beginning with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.