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The state of the Smithsonian



"GAO Faults Smithsonian Upkeep and Security
Leaks and Vandalism Threaten  Collections"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2007/09/28/ST2007092802098.
html?hpid=topnews
 
"The museums suffered 35 cases of vandalism between 2005 and August this  
year. Last November, officials discovered that someone had popped open older  
exhibit cases and stolen several mammalian fossils at the National Museum of  
Natural History. Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas said she did not know 
 
the value of the fossils."
 
Mary



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