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Climate Change

From the Arctic to Wyoming, Smithsonian artefacts offer insights into climate change

Institute’s collections are helping to provide an understanding of how global warming affects specific locations

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Museums & Heritage

Hiroshi Sugimoto to redesign Hirshhorn's sculpture garden

The renovation taps into the spirit of the founding architect, Gordon Bunshaft

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Shutdown

Counting the cost of the longest government shutdown in US history

The shutdown dealt a blow to federally-funded museums, with disappointed visitors, furloughed staff, disrupted exhibitions and lost revenue that “can never be regained”

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Design

Davos 2019: Cooper Hewitt museum director on the power of inclusive design

Empathetic, user-centred products that can shape a more equitable world for people with disabilities go on show at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week

Analysis
Museums

Take it to the top—how US museums are dealing with diversity

Institutions need all hands on deck to redress imbalances in jobs and programming

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Museums

Smithsonian to open first base outside US at former Olympic site in London

US Institution will collaborate with Victoria and Albert Museum at its new outpost in East London

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Museums

The road to recovery: Puerto Rican museums regroup after hurricane

Island’s institutions join forces to safeguard collections and plan for future disasters

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In the frame

Lin-Manuel Miranda steps up for Smithsonian's twitter rap battle

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Museums

Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

Asian art museums on National Mall get a physical and “mental” makeover

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In the frame

What did we do before cats on the web? The Smithsonian finds out