The National Storytelling Festival is currently featured in The Affiliate, the Smithsonian Affiliation’s blog. Written by Harold Closter, director of affiliations, the blog discusses the strong presence storytelling continues to have in everyday life, with the Festival serving as the ultimate example of its universal appeal.
The Smithsonian‘s unparalleled collections, scholarship, and exhibitions document the world in all of its beauty, diversity, and complexity. The Affiliate blog provides a forum for Smithsonian Affiliate members to post museum related information, pose questions, share resources, seek collaborative partnership and build stronger ties with Affiliate colleagues. Read The Affiliate blog about the Festival.
The International Storytelling Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate member, which consists of a community that provides new and unforeseen avenues for regional, cultural, topical and audience-oriented types of support and collaboration.
Bringing the Smithsonian, in all of its breadth and scope, to local communities, Smithsonian Affiliations creates lasting experiences that broaden perspectives on science, history, world cultures and the arts. The organization’s mission is to share these resources with Americans in their own communities by developing collaborative partnerships with museums, cultural and educational organizations.