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Smithsonian Institution Secretary Wayne Clough. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Bill Cosby. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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

The Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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

File photo of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Folklife Festival to Remain on National Mall

The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall.

06/25/2014

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (right) is congratulated by Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough (left) and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after Lauren was presented with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal on June 17, 2014 at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Honors Ralph Lauren For Fashion, Flag

Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honors Tuesday from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion.

06/17/2014

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Smithsonian Tabs Cornell President as New Leader

The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named Dr. David Skorton to lead the world’s largest museum and research complex in Washington.

03/10/2014

Star-Spangled Banner stamp. (Photo from U.S. Postal Service)

Star-Spangled Banner Stamp Unveiled at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the flag and song that became the national anthem with a new forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

03/06/2014

Cranes lower two artifacts at the construction site of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Completion Creeping Closer for DC’s Long-Awaited Museum of African American History

In an interview with “The Today Show” that aired Thursday morning, National Museum of African American History & Culture Director Lonnie Birch listed some of the exciting artifacts that have been obtained by the museum so far, and said the structure of the first two floors will soon be visible.

02/27/2014

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