National Museum of American History’s Transformation Continues with West Exhibition Wing Plans

The transformation of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will continue with a major project to renew the building’s 120,000-square-foot west exhibition wing. (The museum’s center core and east wing will remain open.) The plans feature new galleries, an education center, interior public plazas and performance spaces as well as modernizing the infrastructure in this section of the building, including wireless environments.

Smithsonian Adds to Robotics Collection and Invites Public to National Robotics Week Activities in Spark!Lab

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today accepted donations relating to the development of autonomous mobile robots in the United States and its Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation unveiled National Robotics Week activities taking place in Spark!Lab, the center’s hands-on invention space in the museum, April 9 through April 16.