Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.
In a “democratization of art,” the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler galleries released a digital archive of their 40,000-item collection — the first of the Smithsonian museums to share their entire holdings with a global audience. Three-fourths of the collections have never been displayed, so the digital depository gives academics, collectors and art lovers their first glimpse of many Asian treasures. We find out more about this massive digital project, and learn about some of the curiosities in the collection.
- Julian Raby Director, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
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