Tag: Smithsonian


Smithsonian bringing entire collection to the Web

In an effort to keep museums relevant in an ever-increasing digital age, the renowned Smithsonian Institution announced (yesterday) plans to digitize its entire 137 million-object collection.  Not knowing how much it will cost or how long it will take, museum officials say they will prioritize which artifacts go digital first and add them to the …

Colbert Portrait Gallery

Ex-Presidential Candidate Colbert in the Smithsonian

Stephen Colbert has achieved more than most presidential (wanna-be or not) candidates have…his portrait is on display in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
“We agreed to go along with the joke and hang it for a short time in between the bathrooms,” said museum spokeswoman Bethany Bentley. “Let me tell you two key things …