Smithsonian Natural History Museum reopens after brief closure for emergency repairs

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WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum closed briefly Thursday for emergency technology repairs.

The museum said that a malfunction of its information-technology network necessitated the repairs.

The museum said that none of its collections have been damaged.

A spokesperson said the museum had reopened by Thursday afternoon.

Smithsonian museums are typically open every day of the year except for Christmas.