Smithsonian

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

Scientists say the meteor strike that killed the dinosaurs came at the worst possible moment for them, best possible moment for us. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Scientists: Bad Luck Killed The Dinosaurs

Scientists say dinosaur population was already under stress from other global calamities when the big rock hit.

07/28/2014

(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Silver Line Will Finally Link Smithsonian’s Two Space Museums

When Metro’s new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum’s locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.

07/08/2014

Portrait of the 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. (1822-1885) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Smithsonian Features Grant, Lee From Civil War

The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.

07/07/2014

A mailbox remains covered in plastic, while an American flag flies at half mast in honor of the two postal employees in Washington who died of from Anthrax, October 24, 2001 in Hamilton, NJ. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

DC Museum Displays Items From 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Evidence from the 2001 anthrax attacks is going on public display at the Smithsonian Institution.

06/30/2014

National Air and Space Museum (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Visitor Numbers Down at Smithsonian Due to Closure

Smithsonian officials say visitation is down at the museum complex this year due to the government shutdown and closures due to winter weather.

06/24/2014

The Renwick Gallery near the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Gets $5.4 Million For Renwick Gallery Project

Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.

06/23/2014

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

National Air and Space Museum (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

D.C. Is Home To Four Of The World’s 20 Most Visited Museums

The treasures stored inside D.C.’s impressive collection of museums — dinosaur bones, spaceships, iconic movie and television props and artistic masterpieces — apparently have a lot of international appeal.

06/11/2014

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Smithsonian To Fly Drones, Human Jetpack Near National Mall

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.

05/14/2014

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