Museums

The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students …

National Air and Space Museum

Team Trump Is On A Bizarre Mission To Convince You They Value Women

In two days, Sean Spicer and three Trumps have claimed they're trying to empower women.<p>Over the last 48 hours, members of the Trump administration have embarked on a stunningly tone-deaf campaign.<p>After a presidential campaign rife with blatant misogyny, President Donald Trump spent his first months …

National Air and Space Museum

2,300-year-old palace had a room just for killing people

A mysterious palace which was home to a bloodthirsty and wealthy ruler some 2,300 years ago has been discovered in Mexico.<p>The incredible building was …

American Museum of Natural History

This Artist Transformed the New Museum into a Swap Meet - Creators

As a part of her upcoming first solo museum show in New York, Pia Camil is turning the New Museum into a swap meet.<p>Last Thursday, the Mexico City-based artist invited guests to bring objects “of power, of aesthetic interest, and of poignancy,” to the museum, where they were exchanged for a limited …

Art

More shows, fewer problems

Does it feel impossible to keep up with all the exhibitions in your city? There is a reason for that—and it is not just your busy schedule. Museums …

Museums of Fine Arts

Welcoming Tea Drunk at The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's culinary team proudly serves the many guests, Members, and staff of the Museum every day, and when called upon to …

Art Museums

Catch the Calypso beat and put it on your feet!

Catch the Calypso Beat and Put it in Your Feet!<p>Designed by: Katie Wood<br>Seattle Public Schools, Seattle WA<p>Summary<br>In this lesson students will travel to …

Smithsonian

Annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 2nd 1880-1882

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Smithsonian

Where In The World Is...?? (Set 2) | Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Come help us improve our digital records for the United States National Herbarium (US)!<p>Please join us in our effort to transcribe the locality …

Smithsonian

Victoria and Albert Museum Announces Design Society Exhibitions in China

Art World<p>The V&A-advised nonprofit space will open in Shenzhen in October 2017.<p>,<p>London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has announced its efforts …

China

Environmental films move DC audiences

WASHINGTON — Sarah Esquivel and her children stood in line Sunday afternoon an hour before the DC premiere of Born in China to guarantee good seats …

China

Another Tate Modern? Former power station to be converted by Herzog & de Meuron into art hub

A defunct, turn-of-the-century power station on the Gowanus canal in Brooklyn, New York, will be converted into an arts complex with workshops for …

Herzog & de Meuron

3 Ways Donald Trump Is Set to Undermine STEM for Young Women

He has called for cutting budgets to STEM education programs.<p>On Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Ivanka Trump went to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., to host an event encouraging young women to pursue education opportunities and careers in STEM fields.<p>“Every …

National Air and Space Museum

The most popular visitor attractions in the UK have been revealed, and there’s no change at the top

For the 10th year in a row, the British Museum has been confirmed as the most popular UK attraction. The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has issued its members’ attendance figures for 2016, and they show that 6,420,395 people visited the museum last year.<p>There were 129,948,728 …

Travel

Hit up one of these relaxing spots in NYC when it all gets too overwhelming

Between the honking taxi horns, overcrowded subway trains and sky-high rent prices, New York City isn’t exactly known as a relaxing place to live. …

American Museum of Natural History

DeVos faults predecessor for wasting money on school reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her predecessor wasted billions of dollars trying to fix traditional public schools.<p>DeVos says former Education Secretary Arne Duncan's signature $7 billion project targeting failing schools did not produce significant results. Therefore, she …

National Air and Space Museum

Ivanka Trump Promotes 'Hidden Figures' As Her Dad Tries To Slash NASA Education Funding

She appeared at the National Air and Space Museum with a female astronaut to promote women in science.<p>WASHINGTON ― Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held an event at the National Air and Space Museum Tuesday, promoting the administration’s support for young women in the fields of …

National Air and Space Museum

A university is eliminating its science collection — to expand a running track

The curators of the Museum of Natural History at the University of Louisiana-Monroe got grim news last week from the school's director: The museum's research collection had to be moved out of its current home. The reason? The space was needed for expanded track facilities.<p>The curators were given 48 …

Science Museums

This Ancient Royal Palace Is Oldest Ever Found In This Part Of Mexico

Archaeologists have dug up an ancient palace that is the oldest ever found in its region of Mexico. A study in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National</i> …

American Museum of Natural History

Natural history: Backstage at the museum

Richard Fortey questions the level of derring-do in an account of the life curatorial.<p>Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums<p>Lance …

American Museum of Natural History

What's in a Gesture?

When we think of Caravaggio, we think of dramatic lighting and figures that seem to have stepped right out of the Roman streets. More often than not, …

Art Museums

Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds' …

Natural History Museums

'A mighty bit of flying': Kenn Borek air crews who pulled off daring Antarctic rescue honoured by Smithsonian

Calgary crews honoured for plucking sick workers from South Pole amid blizzards and –60 C temperatures<p>The Canadian flight crews who rescued two sick …

National Air and Space Museum

Battle against invasive marine species comes up short as global shipping surges

In the battle against invasive species, giant commercial ships are on the front lines. But even when they follow the rules, one of their best weapons …

Smithsonian

Arctic Studies

Tobacco box<p>tilaammaayuun “snuff box or small bag” <br>Language: North Slope Iñupiaq<p>They’d take a piece of that tobacco, a big leaf, and they’d take ashes …

Smithsonian

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Miner Victory for Trump

The president signed an executive order that will begin rolling back Obama-era rules curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>President Trump signed an executive order that would dramatically change major Obama-era rules aimed at preparing for climate change and curbing greenhouse-gas …

National Air and Space Museum

Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future

18 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2017 Last revised: 21 Mar 2017<p>Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences<p>Date Written: March 13, …

Evolutionary Biology

Women Who Mentor: Laurel Miller, Interpretive Exhibits Manager, Draper Spark!Lab, National Museum of American History

<i>The Draper Spark!Lab, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.</i><p><i>One of the</i> …

Preserving "Nimm Mich Mit!" - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

<i>This blog post was written by Noah Smutz, book conservator.</i><p><i>Nimm Mich Mit!</i> by Lothar Meggendorfer is a lovely early 20th century German visual …

Smithsonian

Antarctic Meteorite Program - Smithsonian Institution

The Antarctic Meteorite Program is a cooperative agreement between three agencies - the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Smithsonian …

Smithsonian