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Oregon Senator calls for removal of Sackler name at the Smithsonian

Just days after Lonnie G. Bunch III took over as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, he’d already received a major request concerning the ongoing issues surrounding the Sackler family, their philanthropic giving, and their potential involvement with the opioid crisis. In a letter, US Senator Jeffrey A. Merkley, a democratic representative of Oregon, suggested that […]

Lonnie G. Bunch III: making history as the first black secretary of the Smithsonian

This week, the Smithsonian Institution (SI) ushered in a new secretary making museum history. Lonnie G. Bunch III took his position with the SI on June 16th becoming the Institution’s 14th secretary and first African American to lead the SI’s 19 museums, 21 libraries, and the National Zoo on a day-to-day basis. He also stands […]

As the US government reopens, so do major US museums

Just last week it seemed there was no end in sight for the government shutdown wreaking havoc on the US. On January 28th, the country’s government began operating in a normal capacity following President Trump’s January 25th announcement. The announcement disclosed that a compromise was reached, albeit temporary, concerning the national budget even without funding […]