Press Releases


Burpee Foundation Funds “Cultivating America’s Gardens”

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries announces the Burpee Foundation as the sole sponsor for the upcoming exhibition Cultivating America’s Gardens. The exhibition opens in the Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition Gallery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in April 2017.

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Smithsonian Libraries Receives Nano Bible

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00am

Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton will accept a Nano Bible from President Peretz Lavie, of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Oct. 30. The Nano Bible will be part of the Smithsonian Libraries collection, housed in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology at the National Museum of American History.

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Smithsonian Libraries Research Opportunities 2016-2017

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:23pm

The Smithsonian Libraries will award grants to Baird Society, Dibner Library and Penick Resident Scholars in the 2016-2017 acacemic year. These competitive grants are offered to historians, librarians and bibliographers, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral students, with an approved research project. 

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National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian Libraries Unveil “Artists’ Books and Africa”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 5:31pm

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Libraries present a new exhibition, “Artists’ Books and Africa,” at the National Museum of African Art beginning Sept. 16. “Artists’ Books and Africa” will be on display through Sept. 11, 2016. 

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The Arcadia Fund Awards Grant to Support The Field Book Project

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:56am

The Smithsonian Libraries received a $511,200 grant from the Arcadia Fund for The Field Book Project to provide free, online access to the Smithsonian’s field books on biodiversity research. Over a two-year period, the grant will support the cataloging of 2,000 field books and the digitization of 2,600 field books, which will be made openly available via multiple platforms, including the Smithsonian’s Collection Search Center and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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