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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Coca-Cola donates $2 million to Smithsonian

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, donated $2 million to the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex.

The Coca-Cola Foundation hopes that old slogan “Things Go Better with Coke” works its magic on three Smithsonian projects.


The entrance to The National Zoo, where Coca-Cola has given money for a new project. (Carol Guzy - THE WASHINGTON POST)

Divided up like those omnipresent soda cartons, the money includes $1.25 million for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. A special African curator-in-residence program at the National Museum of African Art receives $500,000. And the National Zoo’s “At Water’s Edge” exhibit $250,000.

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