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Curvilinear & Indigenous: the National Museum of the American Indian

May 17, 2013


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian holds one of the world’s largest collections of Native American artefacts and actually consists of three facilities: the Cultural Resources Centre in Maryland, the George Gustav Heye Center in New York, and the museum building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with its curvilinear architecture and indigenous landscaping. It was the latter that we visited during our Spring visit to Washington, D.C., specifically the three permanent galleries “Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities”, “Our Peoples: Giving […]

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Kids in Museums: Washington, D.C. Edition

April 29, 2013


When I tell people we went to see 17 different museums and galleries (well, 16 + the Zoo, but it’s a Smithsonian too) during our holiday in Washington, D.C., responses have included “how can you take them all in?” and “you must be insane, and with a toddler in tow too!” First of all, we were there for two weeks and we didn’t really do much else than visit museums – D.C. is like a proverbial sweetie shop for museum lovers – so that makes […]

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