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Topic - Smithsonian

),established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge",is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. Termed "the nation's attic"for its eclectic holdings of 137 million items, are admitted without charge;funding comes from the Institution's own endowment, private and corporate contributions, membership dues, government support, and retail, concession and licensing revenues.Institution publications include Smithsonian and Air & Space magazines. - Source: Wikipedia

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