An afternoon of Chinese Kunqu Theater
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, so […]
2006 National Conference
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 10th Anniversary Reception
Packaging sunlight from cucumbers
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 […]
My first two months at Affiliations
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 view […]
Left the National Mall for L’Enfant Plaza
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.
Visiting Professional Program Deadline
We’re sorry. The deadline for the fall, 2006 cycle of the Smithsonian Affiliations Visiting Professional program was July 7.
2006 Conference Photos
This year’s conference photos can be found online at Kodak.com. OEC TOUR