The Affiliate Newsletter

Printed bi-annually, The Affiliate highlights the extraordinary work in Affiliate communities. It’s where we highlight the local impact of the Smithsonian and how partner organizations share resources with the Smithsonian. The Affiliate is distributed throughout the Affiliate network, across the Smithsonian Institution, and to members of Congress.

Front page of the Winter 2019 Affiliate Newsletter featuring two children viewing the Apollo space capsule.

The Affiliate | Fall-Winter 2019
In This Issue:

  • National Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Program
  • New Frontiers: From the Smithsonian to Springfield (Guest author: Heather Haskell, Vice President/Director of Art Museums, Springfield Museums)
  • The Living Web that’s Found in Panama (Guest Authored by Biomuseo staff)
  • Nebraska Floods Threaten Family Treasures (Guest Authors: Susan Weller, Director, University of Nebraska State Museum; Christi Janssen, Executive Director, The Durham Museum; and Jessica Brummer, Director of Communications, The Durham Museum)
  • The Reality of Virtual Objects (Guest Author: Chuck Kopczak, Ph.D, Curator of Life Sciences, California Science Center)
  • 2019 Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference Recap

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Front page of the Spring 2019 Affiliate newsletter featuring a diverse group of people in a contemporary museum gallery.

Read the Spring 2019 newsletter here.

The Affiliate | Spring 2019
In This Issue:

  • Getty Foundation Support Enhances Professional Development
  • Symposium on the Puerto Rican and Caribbean Diaspora Captivates Audiences (Guest author: Dr. Philip Murray Finley, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts and General Education, Universidad Ana G. Mendez, Recinto de Gurabo)
  • Ancient Art Meets the Future at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens (Guest Author: Jennifer Lucy, Marketing Manager, Hermitage Museum & Gardens)
  • Smithsonian Collaboration Helps Heard Museum Reunite Yup’ik Masks (Guest Author: David M. Roche, Dickey Family Director & CEO, Heard Museum)
  • Joint Programming Delivers for Airmail Centennial
  • Affiliate Collaboration a Key to Moving a Special Spacecraft (Guest Author: Dan Provo, Director, Oklahoma History Center) 
  • Smithsonian in Your Neighborhood
Front page of the Spring 2018 Affiliate Newsletter featuring the Georgia Aquarium. In the left photo, children walk through an underwater tunnel viewing different species of fish. In the top right photo, the Smithsonian Secretary and Aquarium director pose for a photo. In the bottom right photo, children experiment in a lab.

Read the Spring 2018 newsletter here.

The Affiliate | Spring 2018
In This Issue:

  • Smithsonian in Your Neighborhood: A New Model for Collaboration
  • There’s Music in the Air in Hawaii
  • Diversity in America: A Smithsonian Speaker Series at The Rockwell Museum
  • A Groundbreaking Partnership: The Anchorage Museum and the Smithsonian
  • The Will to Adorn: Affiliate Students Explore Dress, Identity, and Community
  • Sharing Science with Everyone
  • With a Little Help From an Affiliate Friend
  • Smithsonian in Your Neighborhood

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