Smithsonian museums dc map. An award winning public historian and cultural heritage expert she is dedicated to making the nations richly diverse history accessible and relevant. The smithsonian institution building a national historic landmark was designed by the prominent new york architect james renwick jr who would later design the renwick gallery originally the corcoran gallery of art in washington and erected on the mall between 1847 and 1855. The institution is named after its founding donor british scientist james smithson. Top washington dc museums.
Hours address smithsonian national museum of natural history reviews. The affiliations visiting professionals program offers mid career affiliate staff members a stipend to develop their professional skills during an immersive hands on experience at the smithsonian. The smithsonian museums in washington dc are world class attractions with a variety of exhibits ranging from a 35 billion year old fossil to the apollo lunar landing module. The smithsonian institution s m o s o n i e n smith soh nee en founded on august 10 1846 for the increase and diffusion of knowledge is a group of museums and research centers administered by the government of the united states.
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