Rounding off a banner opening month for Avengers: Infinity War, Disney and Marvel commemorated their latest success with a trio of donations to the Smithsonian. The offering encompasses one of Captain America‘s shields and the Russo brothers‘ on-set director chairs, which will be allocated to the National Museum of American History’s Division of Culture and the Arts wing. This particular shield, created in 2013, was used during the production of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War; it was one of 45 shields made for the film.
Check out the entire lineup of superhero paraphernalia available at the museum on the Smithsonian’s dedicated site.
Get this museum a shield. Captain America's shield is now in our @amhistorymuseum. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby during World War II to symbolize American ideals and inspire patriotic fervor, Captain America was the alter ego of Steve Rogers. In the "Captain America" films, actor Chris Evans used this shield from 2013 to 2015. (Note: the shield isn't currently on display.)