The National Air And Space Museum and the National Museum of American History will be open today, March 5; all other Smithsonian Washington, D.C.-area museums and the National Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. The Smithsonian museums in New York will be open today.

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Museum Conservation Institute

The Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute conducts in-depth studies of artistic, anthropological and historic objects using state-of-the-art analytical techniques to understand their provenance, composition and cultural context, and to improve our conservation techniques.

The MCI website features a "Taking Care" section where you can learn how to take care of your own treasures.

Location Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746

Phone: 301-238-1240
Fax: 301-238-3709