What did you do on your summer vacation? Bet you didn’t spend it building an underwater robot. Four Smithsonian student interns are competing in an international competition with their remotely operated vehicle. Go team! Continue reading We live in the future
We celebrate LGBTQ history and culture throughout Pride Month, but gay history didn’t begin at Stonewall. Kelsey Wiggins takes us on a world tour of historical figures who have a left a legacy of LGBTQ culture…and coinage. Continue reading Gay history didn’t begin at Stonewall
Every picture tells a story, as does every object in every exhibition and every visitor who interacts with them. Meet Matthew Lasnoski and find out how he tries to tie all these stories together. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Matthew Lasnoski
The world dumps the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day, year after year. Secretary Skorton explains how the Smithsonian is trying to slow the deluge—and what you can do to help. Continue reading Plastic or Planet?
If you missed the 2018 Collections Share Fair, you still have a chance to see the projects and posters on display July 2 through July 24 in the Smithsonian Castle. Continue reading Sharing a wealth of expertise
Rudy Watley and Syvera O’Pharrow explain why it is important to think outside the Big Box Store when it comes to purchasing goods and services. Continue reading Diversity is never in short supply at the Smithsonian
The Smithsonian may be almost 200 years old, but that doesn’t mean we have to act like it. Local teens and students from around the country are chiming in on museum matters and helping us stay relevant in a digital world.
Curious teenagers and antique ballgowns have an enthusiastic patron in volunteer Josie Fan. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Josie Fan
After more than 50 years at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, director emeritus Ira Rubinoff has announced his retirement. Continue reading A Tropical Science Legacy: Ira Rubinoff, Emeritus Director, retires from STRI
NMAAHC’s Mary Elliott brings grace and gravity to her work helping museum visitors broaden their understanding of the causes and consequences of slavery.