Smithsonian Institution scientist Bill Eberhard, founding father of the whole field, favors the internal courtship idea.
His costumes were exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and St. Louis Museum of Art, among other high-end venues.
A group of over a dozen museums and research and publication facilities, such as the National Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of History and Technology, the National Zoo, and the National Gallery of Art. Many of the Smithsonian's buildings are on the Washington Mall. The institution is named after James Smithson, an Englishman whose bequest enabled its founding in the nineteenth century.