The University of Nebraska State Museum joins over 190 museums, educational and cultural organizations in more than 40 states, Panama and Puerto Rico as a Smithsonian Affiliate. The partnership builds on the Museum’s long-standing research collaborations with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops long-term, collaborative partnerships with museums, educational, and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. The partnership fosters resource sharing, educational initiatives, scholarly exchange, and research efforts.
Smithsonian Affiliate organizations are selected for their record of scholarship, professionalism, high quality exhibits and effective museum education programs. The Smithsonian considers affiliate proposals from institutions whose missions are parallel to the Smithsonian's and who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving their communities.