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Smithsonian Institution in Cairo Salon
Cairo, 18 December 2009  -- The weekly Cairo Salon TV show, presented by Dr. Ismail Serageldin, dedicates a special episode to Smithsonian Institution. The episode will be aired on Friday, 18 December 2009, at 20:00 hrs., on Egyptian TV Channel One.

Smithsonian Institution, one of the world’s first research institutes, was founded in 1946 for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge” according to James Smithson’s will. The Institution has 16 museums and exhibitions with a collection of over than 142 million items, in addition to a zoo. It publishes two magazines and employs its own police.

The BA will donate four collections of its publications to the best comment sent to “Cairo Salon” email:

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