The Smithsonian was established in 1848 by virtue of a bequeath from British scientist James Smithson. In the course of events The Smithsonian became a dual private and governmental institution to “increase the diffusion of knowledge among men.” The Smithsonian is in actuality 19 museums, research centers, a zoo in the Washington D.C metro with additional sites in New York and Virginia, Panama and elsewhere. The Smithsonian is a depository of art, artifacts, photos and historical documents. The Smithsonian publishes a monthly magazine and sponsors educational events and training for students and professionals.

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