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Museum News, 1964

Museums around the world celebrated the 400th anniversary of the births of Shakespeare and Galileo.

More than 4,500,000 persons visited the Smithsonian Institution's new Museum of History and Technology during the first eight months after its opening, on January 23. Only 20 per cent of the exhibits had been installed by the end of the year, but the flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" was one of them.

Architectural drawing of the north front of the Museum of History and Technology.
Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City reopened on May 25, after altering parts of its older structure and expanding into new wings.

The American Museum of Natural History, in New York City, New York, completed renovation of its Hall of North American Birds.

Los Angeles County, California, began construction of a Hollywood Museum to interpret motion pictures as a medium of communication.

In the Year 1964
Smithsonian Institution
"The Star-Spangled Banner"

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