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August 21, 2013

Affiliates in the news!

Congrats to these Affiliates making news! Each month we highlight Affiliate-Smithsonian and Affiliate-Affiliate collaborations making headlines.  If you have a clipping highlighting a collaboration with the Smithsonian or with a fellow Affiliate you’d like to have considered for the Affiliate blog, please contact Elizabeth Bugbee.

CALIFORNIA
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, California)
Carlos Bulosan poem inspires US exhibit
The exhibit, titled “I Want the Wide American Earth,” will end its run at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Aug. 25. It will open next at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sept. 14 and run until Dec. 1.

COLORADO
Telluride Historical Museum (Telluride, Colorado)
Celebrating history: Museum marks affiliation with party Tuesday
“(The designation) shows that people in Telluride really believe in what they are doing,” Fraser said. “It’s just a tremendous honor…”

GEORGIA
Booth Western Art Museum (Cartersville, Georgia)
Booth Western Art Museum celebrates 10 years
“As far as the museum community goes, becoming a Smithsonian affiliate and also joining the Museums West consortium, those were two certainly highlights in the museum achieving some recognition within the field and being recognized by our peers,” Hopkins said.

Tellus Science Museum (Cartersville, Georgia)
Video- Dinosaurs, spaceships and model-T car under one Cartersville roof
We are a world class Smithsonian affiliated museum,” said Joe Schumann. It’s Smithsonian quality with Georgia history down to the dinosaurs.

IDAHO
Idaho Museum of Natural History (Pocatello, Idaho)
Stories of American Indian code talkers revealed in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition at Idaho State University running July 20-Sept. 29
“…These unsung American heroes share their stories of strength and courage in a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, which opens July 20 and runs through Sept. 29”

Researchers creating database of bones from every known arctic bird, mammal, fish
“…Known as the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Project, or VZAP, the database pulls together data from universities and museums around the world. The Burke Museum, Smithsonian Institution and Canadian Museum of Civilization have partnered with Maschner to offer their considerable collections. The database can be seen online through Idaho State University, where Maschner teaches and acts as the director for the Idaho Museum of Natural History.”

MISSOURI
American Jazz Museum (Kansas City, Missouri)
Ford Motor Company : Kansas City Council Commemorates Ford Fund for Bringing American Sabor Exhibit to American Jazz Museum
“The Kansas City Council issued a proclamation today offering special recognition to Ford Motor Company Fund, the American Jazz Museum and Smithsonian Institution for bringing the “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music”traveling Smithsonian exhibit to the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City from Aug. 1 through Oct. 27.”

KC Jazz Museum gets Latino flair
VIDEO
- WDAF-KC (FOX)

 

The olinguito was announced Aug. 15, 2013, as the world's newest species. The team of scientists that discovered the small carnivore included Roland Kays, a professor at North Carolina State University.

The olinguito was announced Aug. 15, 2013, as the world’s newest species. The team of scientists that discovered the small carnivore included Roland Kays, a professor at North Carolina State University.

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, North Carolina)
NC scientist part of team that discovers new species
“N.C. State professor Roland Kays, who also serves as director of the Biodiversity Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, helped uncover the existence of the olinguito…”

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma History Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Oklahoma History Center receives oral history grant from the Smithsonian
“We are honored to be one of ten Smithsonian Affiliates to receive this grant which will engage students with history and help us fulfill our mission to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of Oklahoma and its people,” said Leah Craig, curator of Education at the Oklahoma History Center.”

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota State Historical Society (Pierre, S.D.)
State Historical Society Announces New Teacher’s Workshop in Collaboration with Smithsonian
“Working with Smithsonian EdLab through this workshop is a great first step in building our capacity to provide new learning opportunities for students in South Dakota,“ commented Jay Smith, museum director.  “We will build on this experience in developing future programming opportunities with some of the museums in the Smithsonian system to further capitalize on our new affiliation.”

Smithsonian educator hosting teacher workshop in Pierre
Kim Skerritt, program educator at Smithsonian EdLab, will lead the workshop. She has three years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating innovative technology programs for teachers and students.

(left to right) Deb Smith, an English teacher at Lyman High School in Presho, and Alyssa Anderson, a 7th grade language arts and 8th grade journalism teacher in Chamberlain, work on their mission plans for the upcoming school year. Allison Jarrell/Capital Journal

(left to right) Deb Smith, an English teacher at Lyman High School in Presho, and Alyssa Anderson, a 7th grade language arts and 8th grade journalism teacher in Chamberlain, work on their mission plans for the upcoming school year. Allison Jarrell/Capital Journal

Viewing museums, technology as educational resources
“Recently, the Cultural Heritage Center became a Smithsonian affiliate. As such, the museum had the opportunity this summer to host a week-long Smithsonian workshop aimed at teaching educators mission-based learning techniques and how to better utilize museum and technology resources.”

Historical society hosting Smithsonian webcast on labor issues related to bracero program
Museum director Jay Smith says it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a historical discussion of issues important to South Dakota from the perspective of scholars and authors outside the state.

WYOMING
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Cody, Wyo.)
Smithsonian Firearms in Cody (VIDEO)
“… It’s a chance to see firearms that are typically only on display at the Smithsonian Institution in the Nation’s Capital. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West will be home to those 64 artifacts for three years.”

VIDEO- Buffalo Bill Center of the West Smithsonian gun exhibit now on display
“…the Cody museum has grabbed a collection on loan from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. displaying history and ingenuity with pieces which are truly, one of a kind.”
KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

 


 

 

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