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Smithsonian Institution

Group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government

Smithsonian Institution

Scholarly article

Smithsonian Institution

Scientific article published in Nature

Smithsonian Institution

1943 scholarly article published in Nature

Spanish Translation

Smithsonian Institution in Spanish is InstituciĆ³n Smithsonian

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I worked at the Smithsonian for a number of years. I had a very low-level job. I didn't have much responsibility, but I did have a Smithsonian ID badge that gave me access to all of the museums on the mall, and also the National Gallery of Art. In those days, you could go anywhere, which you can't do now. You could get in behind the scenes and wander along these tunnels. There is a scene in Prince of Flowers where the characters are in the Paleontology Department of the Museum of Natural History where they really do have this Raiders of the Lost Ark-type vast space filled with all of these unopened cartons. I was really entranced with the idea of living in a museum. In Winterlong there are two parallel storylines and the one for Raphael takes place among this guild or tribe of curators who live in the ruins of the Smithsonian Institution." - Smithsonian Institution

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Of all the foundations of establishments for pious or charitable uses, which ever signalized the spirit of the age, or the comprehensive beneficence of the founder, none can be named more deserving of the approbation of mankind than this. Should it be faithfully carried into effect, with an earnestness and sagacity of application, and a steady perseverance of pursuit, proportioned to the means furnished by the will of the founder, and to the greatness and simplicity of his design as by himself declared, the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men ," it is no extravagance of anticipation to declare, that his name will be hereafter enrolled among the eminent benefactors of mankind". Whoever increases his knowledge, multiplies the uses to which he is enabled to turn the gift of his Creator." - Smithsonian Institution

Example Sentence (Quote)

" There are seductions that should be in the Smithsonian Institute, right next to The Spirit of St. Louis." - Smithsonian Institution


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