Government Shutdown Could Close Smithsonian

Thousands of visitors are in Washington DC for cherry blossom festivities, but come Saturday they may find many attractions in the nation's capital closed. That includes the museums that make up the Smithsonian including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.¬†Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas told the Washington Post that museums could lose millions of visitors. … Continue reading Government Shutdown Could Close Smithsonian

Google Trends Show Antiques Heading South

I started to play around with a Google feature called Trends recently and noticed some troubling, well trends. Using the words Antiques, Collectibles, American Art, Auctions, and Antique Show, there seems to be a universal downward spiral in searches being conducted. For example, using the word antiques, the peak seems to be in 2004, the … Continue reading Google Trends Show Antiques Heading South