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Smithsonian Exhibits Check out our ongoing behind the scenes look at exhibit production at the Smithsonian Institution. http://www.si.edu/Termsofuse We make great exhibits.

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Smithsonian Exhibits plans, designs and builds exhibits for many of the Smithsonian museums and offices that create publ...
12/11/2020
Adam Savage Learns About Smithsonian Exhibits!

Smithsonian Exhibits plans, designs and builds exhibits for many of the Smithsonian museums and offices that create public-facing exhibitions. Adam talks to its director, Susan Ades, about the challenges they face, as well as the artifact that touched her most.

Smithsonian Exhibits plans, designs and builds exhibits for many of the Smithsonian museums and offices that create public-facing exhibitions. Adam talks to ...

Museum exhibits aren't just about objects; they're about text and pictures too. Adam Savage chats with Evan Keeling, gra...
10/26/2020
Adam Savage Tours the Graphics Department at Smithsonian Exhibits!

Museum exhibits aren't just about objects; they're about text and pictures too. Adam Savage chats with Evan Keeling, graphics specialist at Smithsonian Exhibits, to learn about how he and his team create 2D elements for exhibitions, which includes some pretty amazing technology!

Museum exhibits aren't just about objects; they're about text and pictures too. Adam Savage chats with Evan Keeling, graphics specialist at Smithsonian Exhib...

Sculpin Hat Replica - Smithsonian Exhibits
08/11/2020
Sculpin Hat Replica - Smithsonian Exhibits

Sculpin Hat Replica - Smithsonian Exhibits

Sculpin Hat Replica < Back to Our Portfolio NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SCOPE OF WORK Smithsonian Exhibits (SIE) partnered with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the Tlingit people to create replicas of a Tlingit hat from NMNH’s collection. The project marks the first time t...

The Journey from Replica to Sacred Artifact - Smithsonian Exhibits
08/11/2020
The Journey from Replica to Sacred Artifact - Smithsonian Exhibits

The Journey from Replica to Sacred Artifact - Smithsonian Exhibits

In September 2019, staff from Smithsonian Exhibits (SIE) and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) traveled to Juneau, Alaska, to attend a Tlingit clan ceremony to dedicate a new clan hat—a replica made by SIE. You can watch the entire ceremony on the Sharing Our Knowledge conference websi...

06/12/2018

Chris Hollshwander and Carolyn Thome from our 3D studio are attending the Capitol Hill Maker Faire. #CapMakerFaire

Check out our blog on Smithsonian Gardens’ interpretive plan! @smithsoniangardens https://t.co/ydhiT07EjP
04/17/2018
A Grassroots Effort

Check out our blog on Smithsonian Gardens’ interpretive plan! @smithsoniangardens https://t.co/ydhiT07EjP

After a long winter, it looks like spring is finally here. What better way to celebrate than by visiting Smithsonian Gardens? Smithsonian Gardens creates and manages the Smithsonian’s outdoor garde…

Congratulations to the winners of the National Design Awards! @cooperhewitt @RenwickGallery #designawards https://t.co/y...
11/10/2017
Smithsonian Exhibits on Twitter

Congratulations to the winners of the National Design Awards! @cooperhewitt @RenwickGallery #designawards https://t.co/yf7CxjBNxm

“Congratulations to the winners of the National Design Awards! @cooperhewitt @RenwickGallery #designawards”

The @SLC_Latino mobile ofrenda is ready to hit the road! Fri to Montgomery Cty MD and Sat to Baltimore! #diadelosmuertos...
10/25/2017
Smithsonian Exhibits on Twitter

The @SLC_Latino mobile ofrenda is ready to hit the road! Fri to Montgomery Cty MD and Sat to Baltimore! #diadelosmuertos #DayoftheDead https://t.co/dXhfiQ8lml

“The @SLC_Latino mobile ofrenda is ready to hit the road! Fri to Montgomery Cty MD and Sat to Baltimore! #diadelosmuertos #DayoftheDead”

08/29/2017
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Prototyping diplomacy exhibit with @DiplomacyCenter at SparkLab @amhistorymuseum. Great response! https://t.co/qugIx2migI

“Prototyping diplomacy exhibit with @DiplomacyCenter at SparkLab @amhistorymuseum. Great response!”

07/21/2017

Fascinating talk @SmithsonianNMAI about using First Voices approach to interpret polar bears @stlzoo #polarbears

Great piece! Conservation comics to the rescue https://t.co/C64Md158HI via @mongabay @smithsonian #conservationcommons #...
06/29/2017
Conservation comics to the rescue

Great piece! Conservation comics to the rescue https://t.co/C64Md158HI via @mongabay @smithsonian #conservationcommons #earthoptimism

Mongabay staff were intrigued by the work of the comic documentary team at the Smithsonian’s recent Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C., and wondered what kind of resource they could provide for parents and teachers.

02/23/2017
National Museum of American History

A look at "Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and WWII," designed by Smithsonian Exhibits

Take a look at our newest exhibition "Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II."

February 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, a document that President Roosevelt signed in 1942, two months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The order resulted in the imprisonment of 75,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry and 45,000 Japanese nationals in prison camps across the country, many being relocated far from home.

Some 40 years later, the U.S. Congress formally recognized that the rights of the Japanese American community had been violated and President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing an apology and restitution to the living Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II.

The exhibition explores this history through the Executive Order 9066 document on loan from the National Archives.

In this live video, we ask museum experts Jennifer Jones and Noriko Sanefuji about the exhibition, which opened last week. Jennifer will share an overview of the history while Noriko will highlight personal stories of people of Japanese descent who lived in the camps or served in the military. Susan Evans, director of programs and audience engagement, will moderate the video tour. If you leave your questions in the comments section, we'll save some time to answer them.

The exhibition will be open for about a year and is located here at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Learn more on our website: http://s.si.edu/2lIpHYI

12/22/2016
Invisible Artwork: The Mount Making Dilemma

When you go to an exhibition, you get to see amazing artifacts and stunning artwork. But how did it get up on that wall? Find out in our latest blog post.

In 2014 the National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired Kenya Robinson’s sculpture Commemorative Headdress of Her Journey Beyond Heaven. To most people this probably seems like…

11/15/2016

Mike Murawski @PDXArtMuseum on empathy and social impact. Be local. Flip the narrative. Bring community voices forward #MuseumNext

11/14/2016

Fascinating talk about new museum and memorial in Montgomery AL #fromenslavementtomassincarceration @localprojects @eji_org #museumnext

At Last, a Black History Museum | by Edward Ball https://t.co/ttioRjpL7B via @nybooks
11/06/2016
At Last, a Black History Museum

At Last, a Black History Museum | by Edward Ball https://t.co/ttioRjpL7B via @nybooks

When I was sixteen and growing up in New Orleans, I stole a bottle of liquor from a supermarket and was caught. The judge sentenced me to the mild punishment for white teens, a tour of the Louisiana State Penitentiary. “Go up to Angola, son,” he said, “then after that your record’s wapped clean.”

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Smithsonian Exhibits plans, designs and builds exhibits for many of the Smithsonian museums and offices that create public-facing exhibitions. Adam talks to its director, Susan Ades, about the challenges they face, as well as the artifact that touched her most.
Museum exhibits aren't just about objects; they're about text and pictures too. Adam Savage chats with Evan Keeling, graphics specialist at Smithsonian Exhibits, to learn about how he and his team create 2D elements for exhibitions, which includes some pretty amazing technology!
Carolyn and Adam talk 3D printing at Smithsonian Exhibits.
Adam Savage Meets the Youngest Modelmaker at Smithsonian Exhibits.