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National Zoo of Washington

I like to visit National Zoo in Washington, DC – it’s part of Smithsonian Institutes and  free of admission, like all the Smithsonian Museums in the National Mall. 158 more words


Day 6: Ready Or Not, Here Comes the New Website

Go and look up asia.si.edu. Right now. Do it! You there? It looks like this:

Pretty cool, right? Well, all of that is about to change. 106 more words


Day 5: DAMS + New Projects

Today I dove right in, starting with Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). DAMS is a lot like TMS in the sense that it’s an online database, but it differs in that it revolves around the digital aspect of collections: any photo, video, or audio is stored on DAMS, and what’s nice is that it’s Smithsonian wide too- not just exclusive to F|S like TMS. 270 more words


My Decorating Chops Vindicated!

I asked my neighbor to hang a picture for me a couple of weeks ago. It was an impulse buy but I was smitten with the muted colors,the not-quite-realistic but still recognizable subject matter…and the fact that it complemented my room’s style. 678 more words


A Museum Full of All the Cool Things about Flying

This should be a post about writing, but it’s not! Instead it’s about my visit to the Stephen F Udvar-Hazy Center, which is part of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. 317 more words


Day 4: TMS Training

Friday was a bit weird because both Liz and Ryan (Nina’s and my supervisors) weren’t working, so Jacob (another DMT intern) and I only came in for a 1.5hr training for The Museum System (TMS), a massive online database and catalogue that many major museums around the country use to store information about their collections. 101 more words