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Exhibiting Transportation at the Smithsonian
Exhibiting Transportation at the Smithsonian
Arts and Leisure
Curated by:
Steven Lubar



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The Smithsonian began collecting artifacts of transportation history in the 1880s, and has continued to do so ever since. Transportation has played a special role in the Smithsonian’s technological collections ...
Container Back Story
Container Back Story
Making the Exhibition
Curated by:
Paula Johnson



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When the America on the Move team began exploring the universe of stories that could be told in the exhibition, one that kept surfacing was containerization. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how the container in the exhibition came to be.
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