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Smithsonian Institution


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The Smithsonian Institution, established 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. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.
  • Founding 

  • Development 

  • Museums and buildings 

  • Capital campaigns 

  • Museums 

  • Collections 

  • Research centers and programs 

  • History 

  • Publications 

  • Administration 

  • Secretaries of the Smithsonian Institution 

  • ''Enola Gay'' display 

  • Censorship of "Seasons of Life and Land" 

  • Copyright restrictions