In which we learn whether the Smithsonian will ever acquire Prince’s peekaboo jumpsuit. Continue reading Rock and roll will never die
How do we become a bridge between people with stories to tell and people who want to hear them? Continue reading The wisdom of crowds
Here’s a hint: Smithsonian Folkways did not walk away from the 55th Grammy Awards empty-handed. Continue reading And the winner is…
As Black History Month winds down, consider these portraits of six iconoclastic African Americans who remind us that history is written every day, by each of us. Continue reading “Blackness is what I know best.”
Secretary Clough explains how the automatic spending cuts caused by sequestration will affect the Smithsonian’s staff and programs. Continue reading How will sequestration affect the Smithsonian?
His childhood stamp album. The album features more than 550 stamps from several countries. Already a budding artist, 9-year-old Lennon added his own touches, drawing mustaches and whiskers on the images of Queen Victoria and King George VI. The album is at the National Postal Museum. The lost album Questions come alive at the Smithsonian:… Continue reading Which album by John Lennon won’t be found on the top music charts?
A new iPad app takes you on an interactive journey through the most popular and iconic collection in the National Portrait Gallery. Continue reading America’s Presidents go digital
“Scrapbook houses” were the Pinterest boards of the Victorian era. Continue reading Victorian Parlor Collage, c. 1880
Today’s dramatic meteorite strike in Russia raises a lot of questions. We have the answers! Join us for our first live Reddit AMA! Continue reading Keep watching the skies! (But don’t forget to duck)
Explore the possibilities for young children to learn through museum objects in a 2-day seminar. Early registration ends February 15! Continue reading Learning through objects: Museums and young children