About Smithsonian Profiles


In 1846, the U.S. Congress established the Smithsonian Institution, now the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, including 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo.

Smithsonian Profiles provides a bridge to Smithsonian staff scholars and scholars both inside and outside the Institution. The system allows users to search the cumulative expertise at the Smithsonian. Smithsonian Profiles provides snapshots into the expertise of Smithsonian staff and helps connect site users with hundreds of curators, historians, and researchers who continually discover new knowledge to share with the world. Search Smithsonian Profiles by name, organization, keyword, or subject area.

Visitors can find Smithsonian experts by subject area, keyword, organization, etc.

Profiles are created automatically for Smithsonian scholars to opt-in and for other Smithsonian staff upon request. Smithsonian staff, using network credentials, may edit their profiles and supplement basic information with additional detail about educational background, certifications, primary research locations, Smithsonian-wide teamwork, and additional areas of expertise.

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