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$158.4M facelift gives American History Museum new outlook

At age 50, the National Museum of American History is getting a $158.4 million facelift to its west wing, which will add new exhibit space and more interactive elements.

Tags: National Museum of American History , renovations , history , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:05pm EDT

Meghan Ferriter, Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian wants to unlock the detailed stories behind many of its exhibits, and it needs the public to make this feat possible. Smithsonian's Transcription Center website features more than 39,000 digitized documents that it wants to use the power of the crowd to transcribe. Meghan Ferriter, project coordinator for the Smithsonian's Transcription Center, explained her group's crowdsourcing goals when she joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Meghan Ferriter , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 08:52am EDT
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Gunter Waibel and Adam Metallo, Smithsonian Institution

Less than 1 percent of the artifacts at the Smithsonian Institution are on public display. But 3-D printing could help the agency send millions more artifacts to museums and schools around the world. Gunter Waibel is director of the Digitization Program Office, and Adam Metallo is 3-D Program Officer of the Smithsonian Institution. They're both Service to America medal finalists in the Citizen Services category, and explained their pioneering work on In Depth with Francis Rose. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Gunter Waibel , Adam Metallo , 3-D printing , technology , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, National Museum of Natural History

The federal government is the biggest buyer in the world. Some items are harder to come by than others. A T-Rex dinosaur skeleton just arrived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The purchase is a case study in government acquisition. It will be a centerpiece of the museum's new dinosaur hall in 2019. Sant Director Kirk Johnson told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the museum acquired the skeleton from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Kirk Johnson

Friday - 04/18/2014, 09:46am EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Michael O'Connell, Federal News Radio

The National Museum of American History celebrates a big birthday this year. It's now 50 years old. Federal News Radio takes a look at the museum's past and present. Web Manager Julia Ziegler and Web Editor Michael O'Connell share details with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Julia Ziegler , Michael OConnell ,

Friday - 04/18/2014, 09:33am EDT
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From ruby slippers to first ladies' gowns, American History Museum celebrates major milestone

2014 marks 50 years since the Smithsonian Institution opened the doors on its National Museum of American History. Federal News Radio explores the museum's beginnings through pictures and stories with the people who were there then and now.

Tags: National Museum of American History , Art Molella , technology , history , Michael OConnell

Friday - 04/18/2014, 04:00am EDT

Michael O'Connell, Web Editor, Federal News Radio

One Smithsonian museum is celebrating a big milestone this year. The National Museum of American History turns 50-years old. Federal News Radio is taking a look back at the museum's creation with a special Web feature Friday. Web editor Michael O'Connell gives In Depth with Francis Rose a preview.

Tags: Michael OConnell , National Museum of American History , In Depth

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:42pm EDT
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Smithsonian boosts network, tools to meet increasing digital demands

Deron Burba, the Smithsonian's CIO, said the organization will launch 3-D technology this fall to let researchers and others explore digital images like never before.
November 28, 2013

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Deron Burba , data management , information sharing , mobile computing , Jason Miller , Internet2

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 12:17pm EST
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Smithsonian boosts network, tools to meet increasing digital demands

Deron Burba, the Smithsonian's CIO, said the organization will launch 3-D technology this fall to let researchers and others explore digital images like never before.
October 10, 2013

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Deron Burba , data management , Internet 2 , information sharing , mobile computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 12:17pm EDT
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Smithsonian to reopen 1 of Mall's oldest buildings

The Smithsonian Institution announced plans Wednesday to create an innovation pavilion with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in one of the oldest buildings on the National Mall.

Tags: USPTO , ayne Clough

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 03:11pm EST
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