Jan 29, 2015

By Andy Johnson

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The world’s largest museum and research institution could be heading to London, England as part of a multi-million dollar refit of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  The Smithsonian has been asked to open an exhibition space on the 4.5 acre site showing treasures from its 19 museums and art galleries. The Smithsonian’s 137 million artefacts include some iconic objects, like Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz.   The focus in London would be America’s history and contributions to science.  The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents, the Smithsonian’s governing body calls this an opportunity for the Smithsonian to move into a global context and to tell America’s story..

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