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A Year of Smithsonian Remixes

Take a look at how people have used Smithsonian Open Access assets in their own creations.

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(In)visible Artifacts

Parsons students explore the Smithsonian collections with online data visualization projects.

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Explore "Girlhood" with Smithsonian Open Access

The long-anticipated exhibition, Girlhood: (It’s Complicated), launched online to worldwide audiences on October 9, 2020.

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21st-Century Diffusion with Smithsonian Open Access

Today we launched Smithsonian Open Access, releasing 2.8 million 2D and 3D images and  173-years of staff-created data into the public domain as Creative Commons Zero.

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Secretary Bunch’s Reflections on Smithsonian Open Access

Open Access will help us touch every home in America; it will help us engage and inspire audiences across the globe.