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Smithsonian buys Ben Franklin suit for collection

Benjamin Franklin's three-piece silk suit worn on a diplomatic mission to France in 1778 is joining the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, benjamin franklin

D.C.'s Smithsonian museums get new phone app

There's a new application to help visitors navigate the massive collection of the Smithsonian's 15 Washington museums and the National Zoo.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 01:43pm EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, National Zoo

Museum guestbooks: Pre-digital responses to art

The guestbook in Annie Leibovitz's "Pilgrimage" exhibit was easy to miss. But some did stop to write or draw something and she might have seen their entries.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 08:10am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, Annie Leibovitz, American Art Museum, exhibit, guestbook, Smithsonian

M&M maker Mars gives Smithsonian $5M for exhibit

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 09:56am EDT

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Smithsonian recalls 1st live global TV broadcast

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the satellite that powered the first TV transmission around the globe 50 years ago.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 08:48am EDT

Tags: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian, Satelite, telstar

Google maps Smithsonian's 17 museums for visitors

The world's largest museum complex is being mapped room by room through a partnership with Google.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 04:35pm EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, Google

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