Smithsonian gets $1M to save endangered languages

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WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has received a $1 million grant to launch a long-term initiative to digitize and preserve recordings of endangered languages.

The London-based Arcadia Fund is providing funds for the first two years of the project to digitize materials in the museum’s National Anthropological Archives. The museum announced the grant Wednesday.

The museum’s Recovering Voices Initiative aims to digitize the entire collection of ethnographic sound recordings. The museum holds about 3,000 hours of recordings and 35,000 pages of manuscript materials....

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