The Smithsonian Libraries has much to be thankful for this season. On this day of thanks, we've asked our staff members to share the things that make them grateful. In more »
Sixteen visitors, librarians from all over South America, were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. This year, the program's more »
Was Queen Elizabeth I bald? She is said to have reddish-gold hair like her father, King Henry VIII. The Virgin Queen definitely wore wigs, and may have sported and influenced some of the fabulous styles depicted below that were popular with wealthy ladies on the 16th century.
Over the course of five weeks, I worked with the Preservation Services Department, where I had the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of preservation and conservation techniques.
From howler monkeys to fossil boas, from blue morpho butterflies to the top of the forest canopy, seven members of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and their spouses and guests more »
I’m just grateful to be a few branches above the mud-fish, although I’m feeling a little sorry and perplexed about the bad luck of the mud fish, sans hyphen.
Don’t forget to protect your eyes—January is Eye Care Month!