Smithsonian Institution


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Smithsonian Institution

(smɪθˈsəʊnɪən)
n
(Named Buildings) a national museum and institution in Washington, D.C., founded in 1846 from a bequest by James Smithson, primarily concerned with ethnology, zoology, and astrophysics

Smith•so′ni•an Institu′tion

(smɪθˈsoʊ ni ən)
n.
an institution and national museum in Washington, D.C., founded in 1846 with a grant from James Smithson.
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The Smithsonian Institution is a museum and research group with establishments across the U.S.
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Founded in August 1846 by an act of Congress for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge," the Smithsonian Institution is comprised of nineteen museums and galleries, twenty libraries, the National Zoological Park and numerous research centers.
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For more information, write to the Office of Fellowships and Internships, Smithsonian Institution, 470 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 7102, MRC 902 PO Box 37012, Washington, D.C.
Hired by the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) in October 1935, Steward then had a fruitful setting in which to pursue his interests.
THE NEW SMITHSONIAN LINE is the result of Surya's recent collaboration with the prestigious Smithsonian Institution. Comprised of 12 handtufted rugs made in India of 100 percent New Zealand wool, each piece was inspired by artifacts found within the Smithsonian's vast archives.

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