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Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery to Close in 2016 for Renovations

One of the Smithsonian’s museums devoted to Asian art will close next year for a major renovation.

02/11/2015

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Smithsonian to Develop Rules on ‘Selfie Sticks’ for Photos

Millions of visitors to museums on the National Mall may soon have to leave their selfie sticks at home.

02/06/2015

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Smithsonian Exhibits Documents, Early Recordings from Bell

The National Museum of American History is hosting a series of programs this year about American innovation, and the first exhibit is focused on early sound recording.

01/28/2015

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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

Spirit of St. Louis (Credit: Randy Yagi)

Smithsonian Offers Close Look at Spirit of St. Louis Plane

Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis aircraft, one of the most treasured artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum, has been lowered to the floor for its first conservation treatment in 22 years.

01/15/2015

Fossilized bones of a 65-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex at the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian’s New ‘Skins and Bones’ App Brings Skeletons to Life

The Museum of Natural History released a new, free app on Tuesday that brings a number of exhibits to life for museum-goers.

01/13/2015

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Baby Panda Bao Bao Enjoys First Snow

Snowfall lights up the eyes of many kids, and kids-at-heart, and a new video from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo shows baby giant pandas also enjoy the white stuff.

01/06/2015

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has acquired a collection of more than 1,000 works of art, prints, objects and other materials documenting early human flight, beginning with balloons. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Acquires Collection On Early Flight

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has acquired a collection of more than 1,000 works of art, prints, objects and other materials documenting early human flight, beginning with balloons.

12/30/2014

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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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Stephen Colbert Honored at Gallery to Mark Show’s End

Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to mark the end of his nine-year persona on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

12/19/2014

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