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Smithsonian Picks New U.S. Portrait Gallery Chief

The Smithsonian Institution named a leading Philadelphia museum executive and art historian to be the next director of the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday.

02/05/2013

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Gabby Douglas Donates Olympic Items To Smithsonian

Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is donating personal items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

01/30/2013

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Smithsonian Chief: No Plans To Leave Museum Post

Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough says he’s not leaving his post anytime soon at the world’s largest museum complex.

01/29/2013

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Smithsonian To Unveil Largest Aquamarine Gem

The world’s largest cut aquamarine gem will soon go on display in its new home at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

12/05/2012

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2nd Smithsonian Worker Admits To $400K In Theft

A second former parking lot attendant at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia has pleaded guilty to stealing at least $400,000 in parking fees.

11/02/2012

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Smithsonian To Reopen With No Major Storm Damage

The Smithsonian Institution’s museums and National Zoo are reopening on the National Mall after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.

10/31/2012

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Smithsonian Hosts U.S. Youth Summit On Dust Bowl

Students in nine states and the nation’s capital are preparing to examine the legacy of the Dust Bowl and the current impact of drought on agriculture and global food security.

10/17/2012

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Smithsonian Features U.S. National Anthem In Spanish

A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection.

09/27/2012

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Smithsonian Plans First Ad Campaign To Broaden Reach

The most-visited museums in the U.S. are about to launch their first-ever national advertising campaign to connect more people with the Smithsonian Institution online, in schools or in the museums themselves.

09/20/2012

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Smithsonian To Add Covered Wagon At History Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is installing a covered wagon from its collection to show more of its objects on the museum floor in Washington.

09/19/2012

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Acting Director Named At American History Museum

David Allison has been named acting director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

09/16/2012

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Smithsonian Shows Neil Armstrong’s Gloves, Visor

Neil Armstrong’s space suit gloves and visor worn during his historic first walk on the moon are going on temporary display at the Smithsonian Institution following the pioneering astronaut’s death.

09/05/2012

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