The Houston Health Museum Becomes a Smithsonian Affiliate
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The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, located in Museum Park community of Houston, took a step toward building its national profile and resources Thursday, announcing it has become the latest affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton joined Houston Mayor SylvesterTurner, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis and other local dignitaries for the occasion. As a cardiologist and educator, Skorton has a soft spot for the Health Museum. He called it “an exemplar of a modern museum, using technology to bring science and medicine to life.”
The Smithsonian partners with about 200 smaller institutions across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Panama to share its vast collections and resources that range from expert speakers and professional development to promotions. Texas now has 44 affiliates, including Space Center Houston.