Smart News Travel | Smithsonian feed for Smart News TravelenThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:53:50 +0000These Billboards Could Be the First to Feature Immersive Virtual Reality Drawings billboards on Sunset Boulevard play host to a fascinating new public art installationThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:53:50 +0000Newly Identified Vincent van Gogh Drawings Go on Display two works were drawn during the artist’s formative years in ParisTue, 16 Jan 2018 21:02:08 +0000Meet Riley, the Puppy Training to Sniff Out Bugs in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts Weimaraner will inspect incoming artwork for beetles, moths and other critters that can damage museum collectionsThu, 11 Jan 2018 19:04:31 +0000York Minister's Massive Medieval Stained-Glass Window Restored to Its Former Glory spent some 92,400 hours cleaning and protecting the great east window's 311 panelsThu, 11 Jan 2018 17:27:56 +0000These Letters Tell the Inside Story of Mary, Queen of Scots’ Imprisonment collection of 43 letters relating to the latter years of the queen’s confinement was recently donated to the British LibraryMon, 08 Jan 2018 20:35:34 +0000Russia Proposes "Luxury Hotel" for the International Space Station NEM-2 module would have four cabins, two bathrooms, exercise equipment, WiFi and a lounge with a 16-inch windowFri, 29 Dec 2017 18:06:30 +0000Cache of Newly Digitized Travel Photographs Will Transport You to 1900s California William and Grace McCarthy really got around, and in nearly 3,000 photos, they captured a unique view of San Francisco, Tahoe and YosemiteFri, 29 Dec 2017 16:59:53 +0000Belgium Ends Telegram Service After 171 Years end of Belgian telegrams isn’t the end of the service across the world, but it’s getting closeThu, 28 Dec 2017 19:59:38 +0000How Charles II Used Art to Bolster Britain’s Struggling Monarchy new exhibit at the Queen’s Gallery in London features more than 200 items from the collection of the “Merry Monarch”Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Found: The Site of One of Australia’s Oldest Pubs, archaeologists discovered the remains of a 19th-century hut once occupied by convictsFri, 22 Dec 2017 19:45:37 +0000First Center for Empathy and Art Launched in Minneapolis center will bring together researchers, artists, historians and philosophers to learn how art museums can promote empathy and understandingTue, 19 Dec 2017 18:49:31 +0000Movie Theaters Will Be Legal in Saudi Arabia Again After 35 Years first cinemas are expected to be open by March 2018Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:59:27 +0000The Cinema Museum, Housed in the Workhouse Where Charlie Chaplin Spent His Formative Years, Is Under Threat property will go up for sale in 2018Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:23:26 +0000Inside the First Museum in Iran Devoted to a Female Artist new museum houses 50 works by the acclaimed artist Monir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianFri, 15 Dec 2017 17:15:01 +0000These Places Are Actually The Middle of Nowhere "poles of inaccessibility" are among the world's most remote placesFri, 15 Dec 2017 14:04:50 +0000What to Know About the Removal of 44 Artworks from Catalan's Museum of Lleida fate of the works has become a point of contention in Catalonia’s bitter push for independenceWed, 13 Dec 2017 18:55:47 +0000Catch a Rare Viewing of Robert Frost's Cheery, Dreary, Dark Christmas Cards poet’s annual Christmas cards, made in compilation with printer Joe Blumenthal, were not necessarily traditional, but they were always beautifulWed, 13 Dec 2017 15:52:26 +0000Mamma Mia!: Naples’ Pizza-Making Process Gets Unesco Heritage Status art of <i>pizzaiuolo</i>, as the craft is known, is a cherished tradition that is not easy as pieMon, 11 Dec 2017 15:39:57 +0000Why Lubaina Himid's Turner Prize Win Is One for the History Books 63-year-old, Zanzibar-born contemporary artist becomes the oldest person and first woman of color to win the prestigious awardThu, 07 Dec 2017 19:51:32 +0000How Marie Tussaud Created a Wax Empire France, to Britain, to the world, Tussaud's waxworks endureThu, 07 Dec 2017 17:03:00 +0000Colombia Begins the Christmas Season With These Beautiful Light Displaysía de las Velitas is celebrated on the day before the celebration of the Immaculate ConceptionThu, 07 Dec 2017 15:57:29 +0000Five Things to Know About the Redrawn National Monuments president is reducing two massive National Monuments by millions of acres. Read the context behind the decision and what to expect going forwardWed, 06 Dec 2017 19:59:40 +0000Winding Ice Age Cave Discovered Beneath Montreal cave stretches for more than 600 feet and splinters off into a number of different passagewaysWed, 06 Dec 2017 19:06:07 +0000These Are the Most Instagrammed Museums of 2017, selfie, in the feed—which institutions did users of the popular photo sharing site tag as the fairest of all?Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:33:07 +0000You've Seen The Washington Monument. Now See the Other Washington Monuments, the obelisk in Washington, D.C. is not the only monument to America's first presidentWed, 06 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Ancient Maya Heritage Comes Alive...With Some Help From Google and the British Museum explorer Alfred Maudslay’s images are now available online for all to seeTue, 05 Dec 2017 22:02:25 +0000New Video Highlights Hidden Cold War Bunker in Sweden footage shows off the site that appears to have been inhabited by Swedish intelligence workersTue, 05 Dec 2017 20:36:51 +0000Indonesia Gets Its First Contemporary Art Museum inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara features 90 works by 70 artistsTue, 05 Dec 2017 18:40:44 +0000Sweeping Mumbai Exhibition Tells the Story of India, With Help From the British Museum‘India and the World’ features 124 loans from London and 104 objects from institutions across IndiaTue, 05 Dec 2017 16:45:25 +0000After 1300 Years Abroad, the Earliest Complete Latin Bible Returns to England Codex Amiatinus will go on display at the British Library in 2018Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000The Memorial to Crazy Horse Has Been Under Construction For Almost 70 Years you can still visit the memorial, which is located in South DakotaMon, 04 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000Newly Discovered 235-Year-Old Watercolor Shows Off General Washington’s Wartime Tent painting offers a unique glimpse into the Revolutionary WarWed, 29 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000