Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
On display in the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition, “One Life: Amelia Earhart,” June 29, 2012, through May 27, 2013. Amelia Earhart by Unidentified Artist. Gelatin silver print, 1936. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Madeleine Albright Donates Objects from Her Diplomatic Career
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will recognize the contributions of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to American democracy and diplomacy during a naturalization and object-donation ceremony. The public ceremony, in partnership with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will take place May 24 at 11 a.m.
Museums Highlight Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
The Smithsonian is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts with displays, public programs, special discounts, blog posts and online programs across the Institution. A special website was designed to list all events and exhibitions related to the Girl Scouts anniversary: http://www.si.edu/Events/GirlScouts100.
The National Museum of Natural History has opened a temporary exhibition, “The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji,” which evokes the memory of Congolese workers whose labor during the colonial period created a once-vibrant copper mining industry in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
New Research Provides Additional Perspective on Early Marketing Efforts
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has launched a new microsite, “RFD: Marketing to a Rural Audience” (www.npm.si.edu/rfdmarketing), telling the story of how an experimental mail service in the late 1800s created a new commercial market.