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Smithsonian Institution


  • [The Smithsonian Institution was established August 10, 1846.]

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    • Muʼassasat Smīthsūniyān
    • Smitsonovskiĭ institut
    • Смитсоновский институт
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    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Address: Smithsonian Institution Building , , Washington , DC 20013-7012
        • Affiliation Address:
        • City: Washington
        • State: DC
        • Post Code: 20013-7012
        • Source: Smithsonian WWW site, viewed December 13, 2018
        • Source: https://www.si.edu/contacts
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        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
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  • Sources

    • found: Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣrīyah. Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt ... 1981- (a.e.)volume 1, title page (Muʼassasat Smīthsūniyān)
    • found: Novye gorizonty, 1987:title page verso (Smitsonovskogo instituta)
    • found: Fever, 1880:page iii (Smithsonian Institution)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed December 13, 2018(Smithsonian Institution; established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge" is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States; nineteen museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoological Park, comprise the Smithsonian museums; Smithsonian collections include 156 million artworks, artifacts, and specimens)
    • found: Smithsonian WWW site, viewed December 13, 2018About page (Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo; the Institution was founded in 1846 with funds from the Englishman James Smithson (1765-1829) according to his wishes "under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge"; on August 10, 1846, the U.S. Senate passed the act organizing the Smithsonian Institution, which was signed into law by President James K. Polk; the Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)
  • General Notes

    • [The Smithsonian Institution was established August 10, 1846.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • [The following subdivisions have not been used as headings: Editorial Division; Editorial and Publications Division.]
    • [Non-Latin script reference not evaluated.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-06-21: new
    • 2018-12-14: revised
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