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The Smithsonian Dips Its Toe Into The Open Content Pool

As many of you may have read in the last few days, the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian art has put over 20,000 pieces of art on their website… 52 more words

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La Quinta Museum Field Trip

Smithsonian Institute’s (Washington, D.C.)

“Journey Stories”

at the

La Quinta Museum

Pictographic muslin calendar opens fascinating window into 120 years of lost Lakota history

N. Scott Momaday: The old man Poolaw gave me my Indian name, Tsoai-talee (Rock tree boy), when I was an infant. Poolaw was a notable figure in the Kiowa tribe, an arrow maker and a calendar keeper. 217 more words


Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is as notorious as it is beautiful having built quite a history in the better part of three centuries. Its first owner was Jean Baptist Tavernier, who is said to have acquired the diamond between 1640 and 1667 from India, whom sold it to Louis XIV in 1668. 436 more words

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DC and Smithsonian Heaven

Its not uncommon to hear people brush Washington DC off as a one day affair while travelling North America, oh how wrong they are.  I’m not sure about you but it takes me at least half a day to explore one museum and here in DC there are 11 Smithsonian Institutes in walking proximity from one another.   468 more words


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

I like going to museums. I checked out several of them at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., a few years ago. Here in Los Angeles, … 291 more words

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