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I love the painted window screen in @amhistorymuseum’s #ObjectProject; it’s function meeting art Before air conditioning, people kept windows closed all summer, for fear of mosquitoes and the diseases they might carry. Wire screens came into use in the late 1800s, allowing ventilation and vastly im
We get an extra leap second today. Spend it checking out our timepieces on Pinterest:
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Greetings from the Smithsonian staff picnic! We're organizing for a big group photo on the National Mall
New Media Assistant Caitlin is talking about the "Zack Morris Phone" on our Instagram this am
Instant “Saved by the Bell” flashback, right? This 1990s Motorola DynaTAC cell phone goes on display tomorrow when #ObjectProject opens at @amhistorymuseum It’s one of the “Household Hits” that bring back memories, like the Singer sewing machine and VCR also on display. Called “The Brick,” this Mot
David Adjaye, lead architect of the @NMAAHC, approaches building design as creating "fabric"
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This 1896 woman’s safety bicycle could be called the crown jewel of #ObjectProject... literally! It’s a Columbia bike embellished by Tiffany & Co., with emeralds, diamonds, silver, and gold. I spoke with curator Roger White, who is doing some detective work to uncover more about the bike’s story—li
Chat with #BeyondBollywood curator 7/1, 2-3 EST. Ask her about Indian American culture, food, history. #AskACurator
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Meet Caitlin. She's a New Media Assistant @amhistorymuseum & taking over our Instagram this wk
Hello! I’m Caitlin from the new media department at @amhistorymuseum and I’m taking over Smithsonian’s Instagram this week. I’ll be pedaling through #ObjectProject to give you a preview before it opens on July 1 #ObjectProject is about innovations that changed daily life, like bicycles! When bicycl
Ready for #Wimbledon, tennis fans? In our collection, Althea Gibson's tennis outfit:
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Happy bday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor! @NPG reflects on her portrait & legacy on their blog
Born from a family of activists, Angelina Weld Grimke became a pioneer playwright and poet. #LGBTPrideMonth
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5 reasons the Inka Road is one of the greatest achievements in engineering #Peru2SI
You know what to do this wknd: Take advantage of the cooler temps join us at the #2015Folklife
Learn how weavers from Cusco use different plants to die their yarn into a rainbow of colors #2015Folklife #peru2SI
You can watch music performances by groups like Tradiciones Carumeñas #2015Folklife #peru2SI
You can learn about chicha street art and try it out yourself #2015Folklife #peru2SI
Members of the Quechua community are braiding grass into rope to build a suspension bridge like the Qeswachaka bridge
Regram from @smithsoniannmnh Creating a new Fossil Hall takes a lot of work, especially with all of the ‪#‎PrattKeeping ! Just another day in the office for our Dinosaur Curator, Matthew Carrano #jurassicworld #prattkeeping
#PrattKeeping is a key component of the exhibition process. Our Dinosaur Curator, Matthew Carrano, has a tough job!
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Gasping for air: nutrients, warming trigger ocean oxygen deficit

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