Created in partnership with the world-renowned Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this beautifully packaged, informative card deck captures, in words and stunning photographs, 100 of the museum's most important artifacts. The NASM is the world's largest, most-visited collection of historical aircraft and spacecraft, and commemorate major milestones in flight and space exploration. The 100 treasures in this deck, hand-selected by the curators, include the Spirit of St. Louis, flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop transatlantic flight; Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, in which he broke the sound barrier; Buzz Aldrin's space suit, worn during the Apollo 11 mission, and the Space Shuttle Discovery, which flew 39 missions and spent 365 days in space. Each card includes a photograph of the object on the front and a 200-word description plus key data on the back.
Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this stunning memento features twelve of Washington’s most famous sites: Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the White House, the Washington Memorial (Obelisk), Smithsonian Castle, National Archives Building, National Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, US Botanic Gardens, US Capitol and Supreme Court. Stylishly illustrated and folding out to a length of 150 cm, this is a perfect souvenir for anyone visiting America’s capital city.
Прозванный американскими авиаторами «Old, Slow & Ugly» – «Старый, медлительный и противный» (так остряки расшифровывали аббревиатуру OS2U), «Кингфишер» занимал достойное место в строю самолетов морской авиации США времен Второй мировой войны. В подготовке издания использованы фотоматериалы и фрагменты архивной кинохроники из собрания: National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Navy Department Library (USA); National Archives of Japan Книга предназначена для чтения на мобильных устройствах с помощью приложения iBooks для iPhone и iPad всех поколений, а также в браузере Chrome c помощью приложения Readium, реализующих международный стандарт электронных публикаций .epub3. 65 страниц; 60 иллюстраций; 2 видео; интерактивный модуль, слайд-шоу
Treasures from the Smithsonian Engagement Calendar 2016 highlights a spectacular array of riches from the Smithsonian's nineteen museums and galleries, in addition to entries from the National Zoological Park and Smithsonian research centers. Each spread features a full-color photograph of an object from the Smithsonian's vast holdings along with detailed information about the object and its origins. From American crafts to African sculpture to aeronautical wonders and everything in between, this engagement calendar truly has something for everyone. The calendar also features information, phone numbers, and Web site addresses for all the Smithsonian museums and research centers.
"100 Baseball Icons" presents the treasures of the most famous repository of baseball memorabilia in the world, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Given access to the Hall's vast archives, award-winning photographer and lifelong baseball aficionado Terry Heffernan unearths artifacts that represent some of the outstanding achievements and legends in baseball history, including Babe Ruth's bat, "Shoeless Joe" Jackson's tattered shoes, and more. Heffernan's arresting compositions capture the beauty and magic of these charged objects, hitting home the excitement that has captivated fans for more than a century. Издание на английском языке.
The National Museum of Ethiopia (NME), also referred to as the Ethiopian National Museum, is the primary museum in Ethiopia. It is located in the nation's capital, Addis Ababa, near the graduate school of Addis Ababa University. It proliferated as the only organized museum in the state. It hosts a variety of collections ranging from fossil remains to ethnographic collections. it is the most visited museum,in the country, both by domestic and international tourists.
A groundbreaking scholarly publication, accompanying an exhibition organized by the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, African Cosmos: Stellar Arts brings together exceptional works of art, dating from ancient times to the present, and essays by leading scholars and contemporary artists to consider African cultural astronomy: creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to celestial bodies and atmospheric phenomena. African concepts of the universe are intensely personal, placing human beings in relation to the earth and sky, and with the sun, moon, and stars. At the core of creation myths and the foundation of moral values, celestial bodies are often accorded sacred capacities and are part of the “cosmological map” that allows humans to chart their course through life.
Museums and schools evolved as the definition of the concept of education to describe a lifelong process of developing knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that take place not only in the classroom, but also in a variety of formal and informal contexts and settings. In order to fulfil and extend the potential of the partnership, museum educators and school teachers should be assisted to develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature of the museum-school collaboration. They should learn the difference between museums and classrooms. When the Botswana National Museum was established in 1968, the Botswana government aspired to avail information relating to Botswana customs, indigenous knowledge system and values to Botswana''s future citizens, with the hope that the information and artefacts collected at the time would retell the story of Botswana to learners and the public alike. The Botswana National Museum, through its educational programmes, has the capability to help educate learners; make teaching and learning an exciting undertaking; and provide the opportunities for hands-on activities and interaction with real objects.
This poignant selection of artifacts—and their stories—from September 11 provides an official, lasting record of that day’s experience. In both text and photography, the story of September 11 is told through a selection of powerfully moving artifacts from the 9/11 museum’s collection that serve as touchstones to the day and its aftermath. From crushed FDNY trucks to the steel that was pierced as planes struck the Twin Towers, from victims’ property pulled from the wreckage and returned to families (who later donated the property to the museum) to spontaneous memorials collected from around Ground Zero, the array of objects tell complex and often surprising stories. Poignant artifacts as monumental as the Vesey Street staircase—which offered an escape for thousands fleeing the towers—and as intimate as a loved one’s wedding band or last recorded phone message are selected to illuminate people’s experiences during and after September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. The mission of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is to bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center. The museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath.
A variety of doodle-book activities, mazes, puzzles, and centered on images and objects from the National Air & Space Museum, with fun, informational captions and templates/guides for making paper airplanes and rockets, solar system mobiles and star charts, and your own comic book of alien encounters. Note: June 2015 is the 50th anniversary of first U.S. space walk (June 3, 1965).
Этот истребитель не был самым скоростным и вооруженным, не был самым массовым, он даже не воевал, однако его роль в становлении авиационной промышленности своей страны и укреплении ее обороноспособности была огромной. Истребитель FFVS J22 стал знаковой машиной для ВВС Швеции. В подготовке издания использованы фотоматериалы и фрагменты архивной кинохроники из собрания: Krigsarkivet – Military Archives of Sweden (Sweden); National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution (USA). Книга предназначена для чтения на мобильных устройствах с помощью приложения iBooks для iPhone и iPad всех поколений, а также в браузере Chrome c помощью приложения Readium, реализующих международный стандарт электронных публикаций .epub3. 37 страниц; 34 иллюстрации; 7 интерактивных модулей, 2 видео
Smithsonian Institution – Magnificent ?foragers? – Smithsonian Explor In The Nat Sciences
This richly illustrated book chronicles lighter-than-air flight from Archimedes' discovery of the principle of buoyancy to the latest in sport balloons and plans for future airships. Far more than a timeline of events, Lighter Than Air focuses on the people ? flamboyant and daring, heroes and scoundrels ? who made history in the sky. Here are the eighteenth-century pioneers who first took to the skies, the peripatetic aeronauts who criss-crossed two continents a century later, the airmen who manned the great rigid airships, and the intrepid balloonists who flew their craft across oceans and continents in the years following World War II. The first half of the volume recounts the invention of the balloon, the golden age of the professional aerial showmen in Europe and America, the use of balloons for aerial reconnaissance, and the key role of balloons in scientific research. The second half presents the rich tale of the airship from eighteenth-century dreams to twentieth-century reality. These chapters describe the early development of the pressure airship, the emergence of the rigid airship and its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century, and the military and civil applications of these aerial behemoths. The author concludes by discussing modern blimps, sport balloons, and dreams of a future for airships. The highly accessible text is complemented with a wealth of prints and photos from the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., the Muse? de l'Air et de l'Espace at Le Bourget, the Zepplin-Museum at Zepplinheim, and the Imperial War Museum in London. Written by award-winning aeronautical historian Tom D. Crouch, Lighter Than Air brings to life the color and excitement of buoyant flight.
Smithsonian Institution – ?fire? Of Life – Smithso Nianbook Of The Sun
The Hermitage is a museum of world culture, a constellation of remarkable works of architecture with exceptional interiors that houses great collections representing a variety of civilizations. At the same time the Hermitage is a great Russian museum that has become a national symbol. This museum is a typical manifestation of our culture with its characteristic openness to the world, the convergence and adoption of the most varied traditions that become transformed into Russian tradition. Transformation is indeed the key word in Russian culture, which is both national and global, without borders. The Hermitage transforms Rembrandt into a Russian Rembrandt, Matisse into a Russian Matisse, and Scythian culture into a source of Russian culture. It also makes the Russian icon, Russian Empire style, Russian Classicism and Russian Avant-Garde into world phenomena. This is achieved through the amazing museum neighbourliness and dialogue between artefacts of different cultures placed in the context of St Petersburg architecture and Russian imperial history.
In 1974, architect Gordon Bunshaft, known for ushering in a whole new era of skyscraper design, created a radical public museum known as the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1966-74). His design transformed the National Mall, a landscape previously dominated by classicism into an environment representing American progress. The Hirshhorn Museum is the first physical manifestation of modernism on the Mall, allowing for the built environment to accommodate a nation that demanded for a more innovative artistic and architectural approach to represent America’s national identity. This ended the reign of classicism on the Mall, allowing for later modern buildings, including I.M. Pei’s addition to the National Gallery of Art (1978). By looking critically at the effects of the museum’s purpose and aesthetic approach, the legacy of the Hirshhorn Museum will enable it to be celebrated as a symbolic moment in the Mall’s architectural history.
Серия «Лики великих» – это сложные и увлекательные биографии крупных деятелей искусства – эмигрантов и выходцев из эмигрантских семей. Это рассказ о людях, которые, несмотря на трудности эмигрантской жизни, достигли вершин в своей творческой деятельности и вписали свои имена в историю мирового искусства. Американский скульптор и художник Уильям Зорач (1887-1966), представитель американского модернизма, иммигрировал вместе с семьей в Америку из Латвии. Обладатель многочисленных наград. Живописные полотна и скульптуры Зорача находятся в Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art и других крупнейших музеях Америки. Иллюстрации Александра Штейнберга.