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2016 By The Numbers

The Smithsonian is the world’s largest scientific and cultural organization. Here is what that means over just 12 months, in terms of how we are connecting with audiences and using our collections and research to educate and inspire.

Audience Reach

Contributions to Scholarship

111 Exhibitions

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