The Smithsonian Institution is known as “the nation’s attic”. How are pieces selected for acquistion and preservation?
Wayne Clough is the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In July 1998 he took the reins of the world’s largest museum and research complex and has since initiated long-range planning for the Smithsonian that includes increasing its accessibility.
Many of the 137 million objects in the Institution’s collection will be digitized and made available to the public along with curatorial content produced by Smithsonian experts.