smithsonian http://wyso.org en Springfield Museum of Art becomes Smithsonian affiliate http://wyso.org/post/springfield-museum-art-becomes-smithsonian-affiliate <p>SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Museum of Art has been selected as the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in the state of Ohio. The museum&#39;s affiliate status will allow it to borrow objects from Washington, D.C. to share with local art patrons.<br />The Smithsonian&#39;s affiliate program was started 16 years ago and allows accepted member museums to borrow objects from its vast collection, which includes over 136 million pieces. Affiliates pay $2,500 per year for the right to request objects and speakers. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 16:19:23 +0000 Wayne Baker 14244 at http://wyso.org