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Crafting a Folklife Festival Program on the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Inside Out program of the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates the culture of Smithsonian workers. The program explores the daily tasks of the Institution's approximately six thousand employees, as well as its thousands of volunteers, interns, and research fellows. The range of jobs at the nineteen museums and nine research centers of the Smithsonian, not to mention its central support offices, truly boggles the mind. Staff members maintain buildings, care for collections, conduct field and laboratory research, organize archives, present public programs, create exhibitions, feed animals, tend gardens, update Web ...

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