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Interview with Photographer and Activist Phil Portlock

Monday, December 3, 2018

Interview with Phil Portlock For 29 years, Phil Portlock served as a staff photographer at WMATA, photographing the construction of the monumental Metrorail system and many other projects. He also spent the last 50 years documenting many protests, rallies and marches in Washington, D.C. and...

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Collections Highlight: Flickering Treasures Pan Lamp

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Collections Department has been busy preparing for the Museum’s newest exhibition, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters. The exhibition features a survey of Baltimore’s movie theaters from 1896 to the present. The Museum has roughly 250,000 artifacts in its permanent collection. Still, with...

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Museum Shop Holiday Gift Catalog

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The National Building Museum’s award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of gifts inspired by architecture and classic design from around the world. From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’ll find gifts that combine function and beauty for every person...

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Collections Highlight: Alan Rose Collection

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

By Laura Hicken, assistant registrar As November is Historic Bridge Awareness Month, we were reminded of one of our favorite artifacts in  the Alan Rose Collection. In 2014, paper model creator Alan Rose donated his personal archives of paper models, art boards, and assembled model...

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Interview with Derek Musgrove

Monday, October 29, 2018

On Saturday, November 10, the Museum will screen The People and the Police, a film documenting the early, turbulent years of Washington, D.C.’s experiment in police-community relations. In advance of the program, we spoke with Derek Musgrove, moderator and associate professor of history at University...

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