The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex. Among the many museums and institute of the Smithsonian are some that focus on specific cultural history or broader topics that will include cultural anthropology.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
Exploring the Anthropology Division might provide insight into some of the many cultures explored around the world.
Launched in October, 2011, the site as a way for us to explore the people and projects that are charting new territory for ethnography in a world much changed from the days of Malinowski and Margaret Mead. Since then, Ethnography Matters has become a platform for ethnographers and those using elements of ethnographic practice to take part in conversations between academic and applied ethnography in the private and public sector. It has become a place for listening to and thinking about the stories of ethnographers and ethnographic research participants, and for analysis and theory related to the social patterns and contexts of technology.