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2010-06-29 15:23:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, at the Anchorage Museum, relocates the Institution's Alaska Native collections from Washington, D.C., to their place of origin and houses them in a new state-of-the-art research and display facility. Part of an Institution-wide effort, the Arctic Studies Center is the fulfillment of a long-held goal of Congress and the Smithsonian to distribute its indigenous artifacts to centers of learning near the communities...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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