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Smithsonian to Open 1st Wing on Innovation, Business History

A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney’s cotton gin and Thomas Edison’s light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple’s iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American business history for the first time at the Smithsonian Institution.

06/20/2015

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Smithsonian Issues Ban on Using ‘Selfie Sticks’ in Museums

Cameras and pictures are allowed, but selfie sticks are now banned at the Smithsonian museums.

03/03/2015

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Smithsonian Working to Finalize Deal for New London Site

The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in London as that city redevelops its Olympic park, officials said Tuesday.

01/27/2015

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Smithsonian’s Federal Funds Increasing by $14.5M

The Smithsonian Institution’s federal funding is increasing by $14.5 million in the 2015 fiscal year under legislation passed this month by Congress.

12/29/2014

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Smithsonian Completes Digitization of Asian Art

The Smithsonian Institution’s Asian art museums have completed an effort to digitize their entire collections and plan to release the images online in 2015.

12/15/2014

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Departing Smithsonian Head Says Museums More Vital

As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world’s largest museum complex.

11/17/2014

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Best Museums in the U.S.

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

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Bill Cosby to Loan African-American Art for 1st Time to Smithsonian

Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their extensive collection of African-American art for the first time in an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.

09/15/2014

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Smithsonian Traces Fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

Two hundred years after a massive flag was hoisted over the fort in Baltimore that withstood a British attack, Americans from Maine to California may still have fragments from the original “Star-Spangled Banner.”

09/12/2014

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Smithsonian Seeking Volunteers to Digitize Objects

The Smithsonian Institution wants the public’s help to digitize museum collections faster to make them available to researchers online.

08/12/2014

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