Areas of Expertise
We have the knowledge and practical experience to consult with diverse organizations to solve complex problems. Our teams assist in designing successful museums, managing landscapes and ecosystems, conserving endangered species, preserving cultural heritage, and much more.
We believe it is our shared responsibility to the future to empower the next generation of leaders who will continue to find solutions for complex global problems. Smithsonian supports a diverse and collaborative community of emerging professionals worldwide.
Smithsonian’s collections hold more than 138 million objects, from microscopic DNA fragments to huge space shuttles. Our collections enable us to explore important questions about climate change, study endangered cultural traditions, and even identify new species.
Since our founding in 1846, we have partnered with other institutions to understand and celebrate natural and cultural diversity. At Smithsonian, we are dedicated to continuing our work for centuries to come, gathering data and providing insight into patterns of change over time.
Smithsonian has always been pushing the boundaries of new technology. Today we use cutting-edge techniques like mass digitization, 3D digitization, geographic imaging systems, and cryopreservation to reveal hidden natural and historical secrets.
Power to Convene
Power to Convene
We leverage our connections to bring the right people to the table when it comes to addressing global challenges. We mobilize communities, scientists, scholars, and partner organizations to exchange ideas and shape creative solutions.
Our projects foster international collaboration, whether helping to save endangered species, improving museum design, or rescuing and restoring priceless art. Click to explore the themes below.