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This week’s #throwbackthursday is only taking us back fourteen years, but wow how times (and atriums) have changed at @smithsoniannmai. The Potomac Atrium, under construction here in 2004, is often the site of cultural festivals and programs. 📷: 2004-23223, detail, by James Di Loreto
#tbt #americanindian #smithsonian #SmithsonianHistory

Can you say dream job? This week's #Groundbreaker, Suzan Murray, is the Director of the Global Health Program & Chief Veterinary Medical Officer at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, where she leads worldwide efforts to address health in endangered wildlife. She previously served as the National Zoo's Chief Veterinarian from 2001 to 2014. @smithsonianzoo
#WonderfulWomenWednesday #zoo #conservation #womenshistory

California. Connecticut. England. Israel. Italy. New York. Switzerland. These are all of the places Joseph H. Hirshhorn considered establishing a museum, and where we are so grateful he did not send his vast art collection. Learn more about the @hirshhorn‘s journey to the Smithsonian (link in bio) 🍩:72-10862
#art #hirshhorn #SmithsonianHistory #artcollector

Tagging their friends in the comment section of a hilarious Instagram post or just enjoying @smithsonian's latest computing equipment? Maybe the latter since this photograph was taken in 1978. Looks like Office of Computing Services staff members are getting a kick out of the then-new financial management system. #SneakPeek #SmithsonianHistory #technology

#OTD in 1941, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared would be "a date which will live in infamy," Japanese forces attacked #PearlHarbor. This photograph from the U.S. Department of the Navy provides a smokey glimpse of the scene. (📷:SIA2013-00600) #militaryhistory #onthisday

On this day in 2000, giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian arrived at the @smithsonianzoo, and we've been loving them ever since. 🐼 Read about the zoo's history of panda conservation on our blog (link in bio) ⠀
📷:2000-11244.37a ⠀
#OnThisDay #OTD #zoo #pandas #tbt

On this day in 1960, the white tigress Mohini of Rewa arrived at the @smithsonianzoo after being formally presented to President Eisenhower. Of Mohini, Zoo Director Theodore Reed said, "If she were human, she'd be a movie star." 🌟 Photograph by Francine Shroeder (73-9626)
#onthisday #otd #zoo #nationalzoo

You won’t catch these folks shopping for holiday gifts at the last minute. 🛍️ On November 3, 1977, the @smithsoniannmnh museum store was packed with shoppers in this never-before-seen #SneakPeek into our collections. Photograph by Richard Hofmeister. ⠀ 📷:77-14144-19A #holidayshopping #SmithsonianHistory

On December 1, we celebrate #WorldAIDSDay to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and who are living with the syndrome. In the past, @Smithsonian commemorated the day by lighting the @hirshhorn in red and displaying the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, crafted to highlight the individuals lost to the illness. Here, the quilt is displayed on the National Mall in 1989. Photograph by Richard W. Strauss. (📷:98-20202)

On this day in 1989, President George H.W. Bush signed legislation to establish @smithsoniannmai. In 2004, chiefs and tribal elders gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the museum's opening in Washington. 📷: Photograph by Chip Clark, 2004-5509

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #OTD #NAHM #NMAI #AmericanIndians #OnThisDay

The only woman to work as an aircraft restoration specialist at @airandspacemuseum's Silver Hill facility when she was hired in the 1970s, Pat Williams cleaned and restored aircrafts and securely transported objects to the museum. 📷:77-8912-08⠀
#SmithsonianHistory #SneakPeek #Groundbreaker #womenshistory

Us after those #BlackFriday sales or Hollywood star Ann Miller posing with the gold slippers she donated to @amhistorymuseum in 1984? She wore them in the films "Kiss Me Kate" and "Easter Parade." 📷:84-15191-34

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