We spent a lot of time this week exploring whether digitization is the future of museums or just another concession to our robot overlords. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Dec. 10 – Dec. 16, 2017
November 27, 1989. Associates from around the country gather for “Update: Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R.” Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: November 27, 1989
Rock and roll, rad sleepovers and bugs named for Beyoncé kept us entertained this week as we pondered yet another panda pregnancy possibility. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was August 6 – August 12, 2017
Looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated intern who is eager to learn and make a meaningful contribution? Search no further! Continue reading Project SEARCH: Opening doors and opening minds
Remember middle-school sleepovers? The giggling, the ghost stories, the midnight raids on the fridge? Well, imagine rolling out your sleeping bag beneath a 50-foot whale, at the home of the Star-Spangled Banner, or in the shadow of the space shuttle Discovery. That’s exactly what kids and their grown-up companions can do when they attend a Smithsonian Sleepover. Continue reading To sleep, perchance to dream…of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure
The future of education is already here. Continue reading Back to school
Direct from D.C. The Smithsonian Associates promotes learning in local classrooms by bringing experts and students face-to-face. The Lafayette, Louisiana, public school system is a case in point. In 2010, scholars and researchers from the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, among others, delivered hands-on lessons about Earth and space science to 700 local eighth-graders.
Spend an evening with the acclaimed actor as he reflects on his long career. Continue reading An Actor and a Gentleman: Louis Gossett Jr.