Apollo 11 Command Module

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Photo: Destination Moon at the St. Louis Science Center

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia travels to four Smithsonian Affiliates in the exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. The tour visits Affiliates in Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. The exhibition is one of many events marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program.

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Photo: Destination Moon at the
St. Louis Science Center

Affiliate Professional Development

The Affiliations Visiting Professionals program offers mid-career Affiliate staff members a stipend to develop their professional skills during an immersive, hands-on experience at the Smithsonian.

National Youth Summit: Woman Suffrage

The National Youth Summit brings middle and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that have relevance to the nation’s present and future. Affiliates can apply to host Regional Youth Summits.

2019 Affiliations National Conference

Join us June 23-27 to exchange ideas and best practices with fellow Affiliates and Smithsonian colleagues. Help us answer the questions, “How can we collaborate more effectively? How do we leverage the power of partnerships to shape a better future?”

Brett Smith Headshot“Smithsonian Affiliations serves as a gateway to the wealth of opportunities at the Smithsonian, including access to speakers, exhibitions and collections. Our affiliation is playing a critical role in shaping what the future holds for our institution and its impact on the community.”

Brett SmithPrograms and Events Manager, The Rockwell Museum
Corning, New York

Miriam Machado headshot“The Smithsonian staff unequivocally support our programming ideas and our desire to integrate art into education for everyone.  Their offerings of professional workshops, extensive resources, digital collections and annual meetings support our educational strategic goals while bringing forth new pedagogies and emerging museum trends for practitioners.”

Miriam MachadoChief Curator of Education, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Miami, Florida

Tricia Loscher headshot“As a young institution, we are honored to be a Smithsonian Affiliate. Through this partnership, we are able to complement our inspiring collection and programming with Smithsonian resources that support our mission. Currently, our Paul Calle exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with objects on loan from the Smithsonian Institution.”

Tricia LoscherAssistant Director, Collections, Exhibitions and Research at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Scottsdale, Arizona