The OFMR team participates in a lot of exciting projects at the Smithsonian Institution. From assisting with the installation of new exhibits, to maintaining the historic facilities of the Smithsonian, our team has many stories to share. Read about our current projects and discover examples of how OFMR provides world-class service.

Sarah Hamad of Tufts University and Yenny Martin of Bennington College
The Museum Mindfulness Project

How do we keep Smithsonian facilities beautiful? With your help!

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OMFR employees pose for a photo during the end of the National Math Festival
Clean Math

Eight FM employees show children and adults how math is relevant to cleaning, masonry, and other FM fields at our nation’s first ever National Math Festival

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Ava and Aiden Robertson
Facilities & Families

Smithsonian staff and their children learn about facility management technology at the 2015 “Bring Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day” event.

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Welding
American Trail

Have you visited the new American Trail at the National Zoo? Learn how OFMR combined their efforts with other teams to make opening day run smoothly.

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Discovery
Space Shuttle Discovery

Read the story of how OFMR welcomed the space shuttle Discovery to its new home.

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Copper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt Restoration

What sort of imagery comes to mind when you hear the word “renovation”? You might imagine two photographs, labeled “before” and “after”.

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SOME logo
OFMR visits SOME

On July 6, 2015 Judie Cooper and Stephanie Lieberman spent part of the day with 15 students in the Center for Employment Training (CET) of the well-known Washington, DC organization So Others Might Eat (SOME).

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Book Cover
The Care and Keeping of Cultural Facilities

Read and learn about Cultural Facility Management in a new book published by two of our teams very own FM leaders.

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Why 900?
VIDEO: Why 900?

Watch OFMR’s top Facility leaders discuss how we use teamwork to accomplish our important work at the Smithsonian.

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Infrared Thermography
VIDEO: Infrared Thermography

Watch and learn how we predict when our equipment needs attention before it breaks.

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