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Smithsonian Festival To Remain On National Mall

The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall.

06/25/2014

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Visitor Numbers Down At Smithsonian Due To Government Shutdown & Weather

Smithsonian officials say visitation is down at the museum complex this year due to the government shutdown and closures due to winter weather.

06/24/2014

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Smithsonian Gets $5.4M For Renwick Gallery Project

Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.

06/23/2014

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Smithsonian Honors Ralph Lauren For Flag, 5 Decades In Fashion

Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style has earned him honors from the Smithsonian Institution.

06/17/2014

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Smithsonian Asks Judge’s Help With Bug Collection

Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake’s will has become something of a pest.

06/13/2014

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Smithsonian Names Director For Hirshhorn Museum

The Smithsonian has named Melissa Chiu, a museum leader for the Asia Society in New York City, as the next director of the Hirshhorn Museum for modern and contemporary art in Washington.

06/06/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript Will Join Flag At Smithsonian

Its home is the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, but the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner is about to leave town for a little while.

05/27/2014

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Smithsonian To Fly Drones For ‘Future’ Festival

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.

05/14/2014

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Smithsonian Makes Deal To Offer Online Courses

The Smithsonian Institution is venturing further into online education with a new deal to provide content for digital courses in history, science, culture and the arts, the museum complex announced Monday.

05/05/2014

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Smithsonian’s Dinosaur Hall Closed For $48M Jurassic Overhaul

Closed for repairs. The dinosaur hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has shut down for five years.

04/28/2014

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Zoo Launches ‘Endangered Song’ To Help Save Tigers

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo wants to highlight the dwindling number of 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild by launching an “endangered song” on Earth Day.

04/22/2014

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Smithsonian To Host Summer Sleepovers For Students

A “Night at the Museum” will be a reality for students at the Smithsonian this summer.

04/20/2014

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