Robert J. Spiller has been named Assistant Secretary for Advancement, effective March 12. He will oversee the Institution’s Office of Advancement, which is involved in building critical philanthropic financial support for the Smithsonian. Continue reading New Assistant Secretary for Advancement comes on board in March
Julissa Marenco has been named Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs, effective Feb. 12. She will oversee the Smithsonian’s Offices of Public Affairs, Government Relations, Visitor Services, and Special Events and Protocol. Continue reading Former FCC and Telemundo exec will lead Smithsonian’s communications team
Smithsonian Second Opinion brings together thought leaders to explore some of the critical issues facing our nation and the world. Secretary David J. Skorton leads a vibrant conversation about the role immigrants play in our nation’s economy, politics, and culture. Continue reading Second Opinion: What does it mean to be an American today?
The Smithsonian has launched a new platform to bring together thought leaders to explore critical issues facing the nation and the world. Have an opinion? So do we. Continue reading What’s the big idea?
The Smithsonian has a long history of working to understand the natural world–and a long history of optimism about its future. Continue reading We’re in it for the long haul
Did you know that Europeans may have introduced the wild turkey to Native Americans? Neither did we. Continue reading Let’s talk turkey…and potatoes and squash and cranberries…
Your original design could be featured on the Smithsonian’s 2015 Winter Greeting Card. Continue reading Smithsonian Winter Card Contest
“Who are you?”
—Batman, 1989 Continue reading Batman stamp, 2006
Celebrating “A Love Supreme”… Continue reading A Love Supreme
Matthew C. Larsen, associate director for climate and land-use change at the U.S. Geological Survey, will become the director of the Tropical Research Institute in August. Continue reading STRI has a new director