20 September 2020

V&A And Smithsonian Cancel Joint Venture Museum In East London

The V&A and Smithsonian have cancelled their joint venture in East London which would have seen the world-renowned institutions partner in creating a collaborative museum.

5 April 2018

Simon Birch Recreates Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey Neo-Classic Bedroom

An immersive art installation, “The Barmecide Feast,” is a fully realised, full-scale reproduction of the iconic, neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of Stanley Kubrick’s and Arthur C. Clarke’s landmark film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

11 April 2016

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Smithsonian Decides Today Whether To Open A London Satellite Branch

Back in 2015 ithe Guardian reported that The Smithsonian Institution was considering opening their first location outside the US, on the former Olympic site in East London. It would create exhibitions compiled from their galleries in Washington and New York. Today the committee will decide if this is to become a reality.  The Smithsonian is Federally funded and this is an election year. it wouldn’t make […]

23 December 2015

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Susan Philipsz Explores Composer Banned By Nazis Then Blacklisted By Hollywood

A large-scale multimedia installation by the Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz will be on show at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington. “Part File Score” (2014), a recently acquired piece, is based on the life and work of film composer Hanns Eisler, a German Jew who immigrated to the United States after his music was […]

28 January 2015

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Smithsonian Explores London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park For Outpost

The Smithsonian, a leading American Museum has announced  that it is exploring the possibility of opening an exhibition space in London at the new cultural complex being developed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, site of the 2012 Olympics. During its Jan. 26 meeting, the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents authorized Acting Secretary Al Horvath to […]

24 August 2011

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Smithsonian Castle Museum Rocked By 5.9 Earthquake

Worlds largest museum closes to assess damages The 5.9 earthquake that shook the National Mall in Washington DC yesterday and was felt up and down most of the Eastern seaboard,has closed the Smithsonian for a second day. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum complex & research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, […]