Smithsonian Affiliations News & Press

Affiliates are well-positioned to build a bridge between the local experiences of their own communities and the national heritage preserved and displayed at the Smithsonian. Working together, we strive to reach larger audiences with stories that stimulate curiosity and inspire learning.

Press Clippings from Affiliateland

forging a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today

The National Museum of Industrial History opened its doors on August 2, 2016. The Smithsonian’s very first Affiliate, the NMIH “forges connections between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow” said NMIH Director, Amy Hollander. PBS39 recently aired this video showing the opening of […]

Kudos September 2016

Congrats to these Affiliates on their recent accomplishments! Funding The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium announced that it has received $20,000 from the Cultural Leadership Partners Program from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support staff and related expenses that are dedicated to implementing […]

Affiliate Co-branding Highlight

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