Marquee Collection#40 May 16, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Air & Space, August 10 1846, museums, New York City, Panama, Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institute, Smithsonian Police, stylized sun, United States, Virginia, Washington D.C., zoo
Q. Identify the institution from the logo and its building.
(Big Hint: Think Museums)
Ans.: Smithsonian Institute established on August 10, 1846, is an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its retail operations, concessions, licensing activities and magazines. Most of its facilities are located in Washington, D.C., but its 19 museums, zoo, and nine research centers include sites in New York City, Virginia, Panama, and elsewhere. It has over 136 million items in its collections, publishes two magazines named Smithsonian (monthly) and Air & Space (bimonthly), and employs the Smithsonian Police to protect visitors, staff, and the property of the museums. The Institution’s current logo is a stylized sun.