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TATTOOS: Telling stories in the flesh

Q&A with anthropologist
Lars Krutak

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America Innovates!

The National Museum of American History opens a new wing dedicated to American enterprise and innovation.

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Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

Now on view at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

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Join us as a digital volunteer!

Help us digitize and transcribe our collections – unlocking stories, increasing access, and discovering new knowledge.

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Introducing...
Smithsonian Mobile


Your FREE mobile guide to
visiting our museums

Discover what you can see and do, search our collections, add your tips and photos!

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National Museum of Natural History Presents

A new APP for the BONE HALL

See skeletons in a new way with 3-D graphics, games, video, and more!

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