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  • Conversation with Ken Burns
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    Conversation with Ken Burns

    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke with Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton about how he uses libraries and archives to research his films. The two also discussed the…

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  • Nancy Pelosis Artifacts Donation to Smithsonian
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    Nancy Pelosi's Artifacts Donation to Smithsonian

    Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) became the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007. In a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Ms.…

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  • Smithsonian Unveils Obamas Portraits
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    Obamas' Portraits Unveiling

    Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama remarked on the unveiling of their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley were honored for their…

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  • Future of the Smithsonian Institution
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    Future of the Smithsonian Institution

    Four leaders of the Smithsonian talked about “Smithsonian 2022,” a five-year plan to mark the Institution’s 175th anniversary by expanding their reach in areas of research and education.…

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  • First Lady Donates Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian
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    Smithsonian Inaugural Gown Presentation

    First Lady Melania Trump donated her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Designer Herve Pierre, in collaboration with the first lady, created the dress. The dress…

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  • Caretakers of Americas Treasures
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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

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  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens in DC
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Speakers included President Obama and the…

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  • Life and Career of Madeleine Albright
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    Life and Career of Madeleine Albright

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright received the “Great Americans” award from the National Museum of American History. She talked with philanthropist David Rubenstein about…

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Press Preview
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Press Preview

    Prior to the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, founding director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton welcomed…

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  • Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor Discuss the Supreme Courts Food Traditions
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    Supreme Court Food Traditions

    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor shared stories about the Supreme Court’s food traditions, including the justices' food preferences and topics of conversation at shared…

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  • Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton Testifies on Air and Space Museum Renovation
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    National Air and Space Museum Renovation

    Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton and Undersecretary for Finance and Administration Albert Horvath testified at a House Administration Committee hearing on a planned…

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  • Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton Testimony on Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
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    Smithsonian Institution Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary David Skorton testified at a hearing on the Smithsonian Institution’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. He told committee members the National Air and Space Museum needs a major…

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  • Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton Remarks at the National Press Club
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    David Skorton on the Smithsonian Institution

    David Skorton talked about the future of the Smithsonian Institution and responded to questions from audience members. He focused his speech on the importance of investments in arts and…

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  • A Conversation with Secretary of the Smithsonian David Skorton
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    Issues Facing the Smithsonian Institution

    David Skorton participated in a discussion on the future of Smithsonian Institution museum and research group. The discussion included questions from the audience, including many patrons of…

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the November 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event included…

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