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On Display: Highlights from the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection

In keeping with my greatest goal in life of turning everyone into an orchid lover (I believe we would achieve world peace if that actually happened), I am starting a series of blog posts about the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection. 478 more words


Celebrating philanthropy with a loan to the Smithsonian, part 2

As reported on this blog last week, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Rosenthal Archives has loaned a very special artifact from its collections to the Smithsonian Institution… 281 more words

The Extraordinariness of the Ordinary

The Surprise Loaf is everywhere! Featured in the New York Times Magazine earlier this month. Found on Pinterest, the warpiest of time warps. Betty Crocker… 206 more words

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Photo of the Day: Victory

WordPress’s Photo Challenge this week is Victory. Here is a photo of the gazebo that used to be in the Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History.


Breaking Bad at the Smithsonian, but not until 2018.

The Smithsonian already has Archie Bunker’s Chair and the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz. It has the 60 Minutes Stopwatch and Kermit the Frog, And it recently acquired Don Draper’s suit and fedora, 151 more words


Addressing Museum Fatigue: Giving Visitors Breathing Space in the Midst of Exploring

A museum becomes truly accessible not just by addressing physical and social barriers in accessibility, but also by crafting introspective spaces for visitors as they visit galleries, writes Nilofar Shamim Haja. 1,700 more words


Outreach Fun: Volunteering at the Innovation Festival

So it’s been a while since I’ve written one of these posts, but this weekend, I definitely had something worth posting about! Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen my photo of an astronaut next to the getup he wore while climbing Mt. 511 more words

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