In a year often marked by divisiveness, the Smithsonian strove to be more inclusive—reaching out to make our vast resources of collections, research and people more accessible, more relevant and more universal in 2017. Here are some of the highlights. Continue reading Carrying the Torch into a new year: 2018
Social media has transformed the way we learn, what we share and how we communicate. What role do museums play when everyone is their own curator? Amy Rogers Nazarov takes a look at how social media has become an integral part of the exhibition experience. Continue reading Sharing the #Smithsonian
Who says the Smithsonian isn’t hep to the social media jive? Continue reading Smithsonian: Next
He may not have broken the Internet (yet), but Secretary David Skorton made a lot of new friends for the Smithsonian when he shared his day on Instagram. Continue reading He may work in a Castle, but it’s no Ivory Tower
Ten years ago, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum launched Eye Level, the first museum blog at the Smithsonian. Jeff Gates, the blog’s managing editor and lead producer of new media initiatives at American Art, sat down with Eye Level for an eye-opening look at the genesis of the blog and its evolution as a way to tell stories and show the museum from the inside out. Continue reading Eye Wonder: Ten Years of Blogging at the American Art Museum
UPDATED WITH THE WINNER! The trash talk is heating up even in the shade being thrown by competitors as we move to Round Two of the Smithsonian Summer Showdown. Cast your vote for the most Seriously Amazing contender! Continue reading Summer Showdown throw down!
Who says old books have to be dry and dusty tomes? Richard Naples turns that idea on its head (and upside down and inside out) in a series of charming–and slightly surreal–animations. Continue reading We’d GIF a lot to be this talented
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