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
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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.

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?”

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.

photo of christian greer“Our relationship with the Smithsonian afforded us the unique opportunity to host the traveling exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. We collaborated to augment the exhibition with our own collection and adapt it for our local audience, which made our run an even greater success!”

Christian GreerChief Officer for Science, Education, and Experience, Saint Louis Science Center
St. Louis, Missouri

photo of irene porro“Working with Smithsonian Affiliations has been critical for the development of the Moon Landing in Context project that aims to provide the historical, social and cultural context of the decade of the Apollo program. The expertise shared by many Smithsonian scholars offers the uniquely interdisciplinary approach the project requires.”

Irene PorroDirector, Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning, Framingham State University
Framingham, Massachusetts

photo of carmen fischler“We are very grateful for the opportunities for collaboration through the Affiliations program. Whether through our two, highly successful training programs for museum professionals—co-developed with the Smithsonian—or through participation in the Affiliations National Conference, our partnership helps us learn new trends, advance our research, exchange ideas, and bring this knowledge to our communities.”

Carmen T. Ruiz de FischlerDirector, Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos, Universidad Ana G. Mendez, Recinto de Gurabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico