smithsonianlibraries
smithsonianlibraries:

Save the date - next week is Preservation Week, and to celebrate, our book conservator @moonlightbinder is doing an #AMA right here on tumblr! 
Ever wondered why using tape on a book is a no-no? Or how you can “wash” a book? This AMA is for you.
Submit questions to our Ask in advance or on the day - Wednesday, April 30th. We’ll be answering questions throughout the day (well, 9-5 EST)  and Katie will be live from noon until 2pm EST.

smithsonianlibraries:

Save the date - next week is Preservation Week, and to celebrate, our book conservator @moonlightbinder is doing an #AMA right here on tumblr! 

Ever wondered why using tape on a book is a no-no? Or how you can “wash” a book? This AMA is for you.

Submit questions to our Ask in advance or on the day - Wednesday, April 30th. We’ll be answering questions throughout the day (well, 9-5 EST)  and Katie will be live from noon until 2pm EST.

What happens if a song disappears forever? What if instead of a song it was the endangered Sumatran tiger? 
Our National Zoo teamed up with portugaltheman to create a limited edition record that will go extinct if it doesn’t reproduce. There are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Reblog to spread the message and learn how you can help.

What happens if a song disappears forever? What if instead of a song it was the endangered Sumatran tiger? 

Our National Zoo teamed up with portugaltheman to create a limited edition record that will go extinct if it doesn’t reproduce. 

There are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Reblog to spread the message and learn how you can help.

bbcnewsus
bbcnewsus:

“It’s once in a lifetime someone packs up a T-rex and delivers it to your front door” - Matthew Carrano, smithsonian ‘s National Museum of Natural History
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur across the US

We welcomed home the #NationsTrex today, after a very carefully packed cross-country journey. Now visitors will be able to see curators and staff carefully unpack, catalog, photograph and 3-D scan the 66-million-year-old fossil in the Rex Room before it is sent off for cleaning. 

bbcnewsus:

It’s once in a lifetime someone packs up a T-rex and delivers it to your front door” - Matthew Carrano, smithsonian ‘s National Museum of Natural History

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur across the US

We welcomed home the #NationsTrex today, after a very carefully packed cross-country journey. Now visitors will be able to see curators and staff carefully unpack, catalog, photograph and 3-D scan the 66-million-year-old fossil in the Rex Room before it is sent off for cleaning.