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BOOKS AND TEACHING GUIDES
On the Smithsonian:
Bay, Ann Philips.
Kids' Guide to the Smithsonian. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution
Press, June 1996, $14.95. Call (800) 782-4612 to order.
CD-ROM interactive program on America's Smithsonian, published by
Macmillan Digital U.S.A. and featuring full-color photography; animation
sequences; and supplemental audio, video, and graphic elements, is available
at exhibition sites and in retail stores for $39.99.
The exhibition catalog, America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years,
is available at exhibition sites, in retail stores, and by mail order at
(800) 782-4612. Published by the Smithsonian Institution Press, the 288-page
book is illustrated with 342 color photographs and costs $45 clothbound,
$24.95 in paperback.
Crittenden, Alan, ed. Hidden Treasures. Novato, California: Union
Square Books, 1985.
Dorn, Sylvia O'Neill. The How-to-Collect-Anything Book: Treasure to Trivia.
New York: Doubleday, 1976.
Lewis, Shari. Things Kids Collect: How to Become a Successful Treasure
Hunter. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1980.
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff, and Stephen Jay Gould. Finders, Keepers: Eight
Collectors. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.
Smaridge, Norah, and Hilda Hunter. The Teen-Ager's Guide to Collecting
Practically Anything. New York: Dodd-Mead, 1972.
Tuchman, Mitch. Magnificent Obsessions: Twenty Remarkable Collectors
in Pursuit of Their Dreams. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.
Villiard, Paul. Collecting Things. Garden City, New York: Doubleday,
The Smithsonian's home page
offers a sampling of our vast collections.
Wide Web Virtual Library of Museums offers a variety of links to museums
around the world.
Note: Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the Internet, some of the
uniform resource locators (URLs) above may have changed since publication.
150th Traveling Exhibition
Cover and photo 3 on page 10
Abraham Lincoln's top hat, mid-nineteenth century. Courtesy of the National Museum of American
History, transferred by the War Department, January 25, 1902.
Pages 4, 5
Griffiths family keepsakes, all courtesy of the Anacostia
Museum and Center for African History and Culture, bequests of the D. and J. Griffiths Estate, Harold
Gold finial, Monteria Dept. of Bolivar, Colombia, Courtesy of the National Museum
of the American Indian, presented by Harmon W. Hendricks, 1920. Photo
by Karen Furth.
Apollo space suit. Courtesy of the National
Air and Space Museum.
Child's dress, Crow people, Montana, about 1875; wool cloth, bone, and animal
hide. Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Box telephone, 1876, invented by Alexander Graham Bell (1847­p;1922).
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History, donated by the American
Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1923.
Teapot, 1989, by Ralph Bacerra (born 1938), United States, glazed porcelain.
Courtesy of the Renwick Gallery of the National
Museum of American Art.
Head, 1934, by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), oil on canvas. Courtesy of
Museum and Sculpture Garden, bequest of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981.
Pteranodon, a pterosaur, late Cretaceous period; flourished between 150
million and 70 million years ago (cast from an original skeleton). Courtesy
of the National Museum of Natural
ART TO ZOO
Art to Zoo is a publication of the Smithsonian Office of
Education, Smithsonian Institution.
This issue was written by staff members of the Smithsonian Office of Education
and translated by Sarita Rodriguez.
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