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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31:  Visitors take photographs August 31, 2012 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, has died on August 25 at the age of 82. His life was celebrated at a private service today in Cincinnati, Ohio. A national memorial has been scheduled on September 12 in Washington.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Crowdfunding Campaign Passes Goal, Raises $720k

The National Air and Space Museum has completed its crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon and surpassed its goal by nearly $220,000.

08/20/2015

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Smithsonian Gets $1.2M Gift To Sustain Endangered Languages

A $1.24 million gift to the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will fund a new effort to sustain minority languages from Europe.

08/18/2015

SELMA, AL - MAY 15:  Bill Cosby speaks to students at Selma High School as part of the Black Belt Community Foundation's March for Education on May 15, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.  (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Official: I Wouldn’t Have Opened Cosby Exhibit

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s director says that if she had been aware of sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, she wouldn’t have moved forward with an exhibit featuring artworks he owns.

08/06/2015

Astronaut Neil Armstrong smiles inside the Lunar Module July 20, 1969. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

Crowdfunding Project Aims To Save Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon.

07/20/2015

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Smithsonian To Post Sign Outside Bill Cosby’s Art Collection

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art says it will post a sign telling visitors that an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby’s art collection is about the artists, not a tribute to the comedian.

07/14/2015

Visitors help LEGO master builders place LEGO bricks in an attempt to construct the world's largest American flag out of LEGOs during the grand opening of the Innovation Wing at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, July 1, 2015.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Huge American Flag Made Of Legos On Display At Smithsonian

Thousands of visitors at the Smithsonian have helped build the largest American flag made out of Lego bricks in time for the Fourth of July.

07/04/2015

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Smithsonian Hosts Symposium On Ferguson, Race, Police Force

After several cases of police shooting unarmed black men have drawn protests and national scrutiny, the Smithsonian Institution is examining this moment in American history.

04/24/2015

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End Of ‘Mad Men,’ But Show’s Relics Find New Life At Museum

Don Draper is making his exit with “Mad Men” this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.

03/27/2015

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Smithsonian Issues Ban On Using ‘Selfie Sticks’ In Museums

Cameras and pictures are allowed, but selfie sticks are now banned at the Smithsonian museums.

03/03/2015

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Smithsonian To Develop Rules On ‘Selfie Sticks’ For Photos

Millions of visitors to museums on the National Mall may soon have to leave their selfie sticks at home.

02/06/2015

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Smithsonian Exhibits Documents, Early Recordings From Bell

The National Museum of American History is hosting a series of programs this year about American innovation, and the first exhibit is focused on early sound recording.

01/28/2015

New Late Show Host Stephen Colbert (Photo Credit Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

National Portrait Gallery Installs Stephen Colbert’s Picture

Stephen Colbert’s image is returning to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

12/19/2014

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