At the Smithsonian, you’re always prepared for “other duties as assigned.” But some duties you can never be fully prepared for. Continue reading Amy and the owls: Super cool!
What is the Smithsonian’s largest collection? In terms of number, maybe it’s our collection of invertebrates. In terms of size, it must be the dinosaurs or wait─of course, the space shuttle Discovery and other aircraft. Wrong. Continue reading A strategy for preservation
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