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Virtual GMP – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Travel to exciting destinations and visit venues around the world from the comfort of your couch with Jewish Museum Milwaukee Global Museum Passport series (GMP)!

Explore the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Visit the newly re-opened National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. on this unique virtual tour. The National Air and Space Museum is in the final stages of a monumental multi-year renovation, which began in 2018.

Transforming every visitor’s experience, the museum now uses creative and dynamic techniques to engage visitors while they are at the museum and after they leave. All 23 exhibitions have been completely reimagined, with new presentation spaces and attractions.

Learn all about this exciting project and get a sneak peek into the new exhibits with Dr. Cathleen Lewis, curator of International Space Programs and Spacesuits. Dr. Lewis will also discuss Soviet and Russian components of the Space Race exhibition.

DATE: Thursday, January 26, 2023
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Zoom
COST: Museum Members FREE | Nonmembers $10

Dr. Cathleen Lewis is curator of International Space Programs and Spacesuits at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, specializing in Soviet and Russian programs. Lewis curates Soviet and Russian components of Space Race exhibition at the Museum. She also has interests in the history of astrobiology and the history of blacks in aviation and spaceflight.  Between 1998 – 2007 she chaired the Museum-wide Collections Committee and has previously served as chief curator for the gallery Dream to Fly. Her current research is on the history of the public and popular culture of Russian fascination with the idea of human spaceflight in the Soviet Union.  She has written about the artifacts in the Smithsonian’s Soviet and Russian collection and has published articles comparing the Soviet and American approaches to exhibiting spaceflight during the Space Race.

Travel to exciting destinations and visit venues around the world from the comfort of your couch with Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s new online adventure series, ‘Global Museum Passport: Virtual Home Edition’. Partnering with international colleagues, we will journey to different countries each month to tour special exhibitions, traverse historical sites, and view collection highlights.

Image: Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia displayed in the new “Destination Moon” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

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