Aug
26

Earthquake damage

Museum specialist Charley Potter sorting fluid-preserved specimens of bats from research collections at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History from shattered glass jars toppled during the Aug. 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake. (Photo by James DiLoreto)

Aug
23

Cooper-Hewitt renovation

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York is currently closed to the public (except for the garden and gift shop) as staff prepare for a major renovation to the Carnegie Mansion to begin this fall.  Sharon Park, associate director of the Smithsonian’s Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division (in the lift) and Mary Jablonski… Continue reading Cooper-Hewitt renovation

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