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2010 Festival Blog - Smithsonian Inside Out

Human Origins Exhibition Introduction


In March 2010 the Smithsonian Natural History Museum opened the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. The hall reflectsRead More

June 17, 2011   No Comments

Smithsonian Inside Out Introduction


Introduction and comments from the curator, Betty Belanus. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Scientist Mary Hagedorn


Smithsonian scientist Mary Hagedorn is recognized as the world’s leading expert in aquatic cryobiology.  

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Invertebrate Zookeepers


Alan Peters and Mike Henley work behind the scenes at the National Zoo’s Invertebrate Hall.  

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Undersecretaries Discuss Memorable Challenges


Three of the Smithsonian’s top administrators (Richard Kurin, Alison McNally, and Eva Pell) describe some of their most memorable challenges. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Secretary G. Wayne Clough


Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough talks about growing up in rural Georgia and the career path that led to hisRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Creating Exhibition Mannequins


Lora Collins, supervisor of the model shop, demonstrates an essential step in the creation of exhibition mannequins—the replication of aRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Preservationist Amy Ballard


Amy Ballard, a preservationist at the Smithsonian Institution, began her career as a clerk typist. However, her oddest job wasRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Inside the Smithsonian Channel Documentary about the Hope Diamond


Charles Poe and David Royle, executives for the Smithsonian Channel, allow a Festival audience inside their new production on theRead More

July 15, 2010   1 Comment

NMAH Diver and Curator Paul Johnston and Smithsonian Institution Secretary G. Wayne Clough


Paul F. Johnston is a scientific diver and curator at the National Museum of American History. His passion is huntingRead More

July 5, 2010   No Comments