Museum Conservation Institute
When Covid-19 hit, Smithsonian researchers set up makeshift home laboratories to conduct groundbreaking studies on mask fabric materials
The arduous process, says the Smithsonian's Richard Kurin, is "a victory over violent extremism"
From deep cleaning to painstaking repairs, caring for Smithsonian’s 155 million objects requires serious TLC—and steady hands
How an innovative protein analysis technique helped solve a decades-old mystery
This artifact in the Air and Space Museum collections boldly returns to public view
The founding father's fragile grave marker has survived for centuries, enduring souveniring, a fire and errant repairs