An exhibition catalog with staff essays about the American Patent System and the Museum's patent model collection. Color photographs of the models and illustrations from the 19th century are featured.
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
This catalog presents a sampling of 19th textile technology by illustrating the earliest models in the Textile Collection. It begins the systematic documentation of the patent model collection.
Discussion of challenges of creating and sustaining museum-community partnerships.
Discusses theory and stratgies for creating developmentally appropriate museum experiences for very young children.
Chapter in a book on best practices in developing science exhibitions; describes one of twelve “noteworthy science exhibitions” selected by museum peers.
Describes the development of the exhibition Invention at Play and raises questions about the exhibition development process.
An edited volume of the Journal of Museum Education devoted to the United States’s growing aging population and the implications for museums.
An introduction to articles on museum practice selected from the Journal of Museum Education.
A brief history of the pharmacy collections at the Smithsonian Institution.
History and archaeology of one of the earliest propeller-driven steamboats in the Great Lakes.
A catalog of Smithsonian ship plans available to the public.
General-interest account of one of the earliest propeller-driven steamboats in the Great Lakes.