The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. The launch of a new open access platform ushers in a new era of accessibility for the Institution. Katherine J. Wu writes in Smithsonian Magazine: Culture connoisseurs, rejoice: The Smithsonian Institution is inviting the world to engage with its vast repository of resources like never before. For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian has released 2.8 million high-resolution two- and three-dimensional images from across its collections onto an open access online platform for patrons to peruse and download free of charge. Featuring data and material...
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