In conjunction with its renovation, the American History Museum has sponsored a staff development series, bringing leading consultants, authors and thinkers to SI to challenge our paradigms about museum-going and our attitudes toward an experience design strategy. A few months ago, we heard from David Norton of Stone Mantel (gostonemantel.com), presenting research from the influential book, Experience […]
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I had the pleasure of experiencing two lovely exhibitions at Cooper-Hewitt this weekend. They are closing soon, so if you find yourself in NYC before the end of October 2006, treat yourself and do not miss them! (cooperhewitt.org) It might surprise you to know that Cooper-Hewitt has the largest collection of works by Frederic […]
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…the intriguing title to the final lecture in an excellent series by Undersecretary for Science, David Evans. The entire series is available online at https://www2.si.edu/research/spotlight/lectures_2006.html. The question that formed his title is a good one, considering that the largest portion of SI’s collection, some 126.5 million objects, reside in the Natural History Museum. And did […]
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Check out Heritage Harbor’s new website – heritageharbor.org – and the great coverage they got in kicking off the redevelopment of the appropriately-named Dynamo House, a former power plant that will become the Museum’s home in a few years. They’ve also started an education blog at heritageharboreducation.blogspot.com. Congratulations Heritage Harbor!
On Tuesday, several Smithsonian educators, and myself, attended a session of the Museum Education Roundtable. (mer-online.org/) The discussion focused on defining educational success in museums, and how differing educational approaches not only help to determine results, but differing definitions of success as well. The speaker was Margaret Lindauer, faculty member of Virginia Commonwealth University, and an […]
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The National Museum of Dentistry is pleased to announce the availability of two traveling exhibitions: The Future is Now! African Americans in Dentistry and Branches, Bristles and Batteries: Toothbrushes through Time. The Future is Now! African Americans in Dentistry pays tribute to the extraordinary men and women who paved the way for African Americans’ success as […]
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A few members of the Affiliations staff had the pleasure of meeting with Seth Hopkins, Director of the Booth www.boothmuseum.org. Seth is a Northerner heading up the Booth in Cartersville, Georgia. The museum’s collection focuses on contemporary Western art, including cowboy art! On permanent exhibition are presidential portraits, civil war paintings and Western themed ephemera. […]
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Mark your calendars! On November 19, the History Channel will debut a film called Desperate Voyage, about the crossing of the Mayflower in 1620. Some of the film was shot at the replica of the ship, Mayflower II, owned and interpreted by affiliate Plimoth Plantation. www.plimoth.org Plimoth Plantation will be holding premier screenings of the […]
On Friday, August 4, some Affiliations staff attended an explanatory demonstration of this fascinating art form, a precursor to a real Kunqu performance at the Freer/Sackler Gallery entitled ‘The Palace of Eternal Youth’. https://www.asia.si.edu/events/performances.asp Named an ‘Intangible Heritage of Humanity’ by the United Nations, kunqu is classical Chinese musical theater. We learned that a single performance may be made up of 50-200 scenes, […]
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It has been a little over a month since our memorable annual National Conference. All the Affiliations staff members would like to thank the Affiliates who were able to join us to commemorate our 10 Year Anniversary. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment! Smithsonian Resource Fair Office of Exhibits Central Tour Congressional Reception […]
On Friday, some of the Affiliations staff attended the first in a new lecture series by SI’s Under Secretary of Science, David L. Evans. Deriving his title from a scientist in Gulliver’s Travels, his thesis in the lecture was to illuminate the values of pure scientific research, unfettered by a concern for its practical application. (check it […]
What a time it’s been! All my friends at Cooper-Hewitt keep asking, how is it?! what is it like to work at the Smithsonian in Washington?! I anticipated the rewards of this job, and certainly have not been disappointed! Things are quite different being on the Smithsonian “campus”. I have really enjoyed gaining a macro […]
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We are settling in our new offices at L’Enfant Plaza, just up the hill from the National Mall and the Smithsonian Castle. For close to nine years the Arts & Industries Building, a Victorian gem, was home to Smithsonian Affiliations. Our new telephone number is 202.633.5300.
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https://affiliations.si.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/si_Affiliations_rgb_single-line_color-280w-1.jpg00Jennifer Brundagehttps://affiliations.si.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/si_Affiliations_rgb_single-line_color-280w-1.jpgJennifer Brundage2006-07-18 14:05:292006-07-18 14:05:29Visiting Professional Program Deadline