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2010 Festival Video - 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

 

Smithsonian Inside Out Introduction


Introduction and comments from the curator, Betty Belanus. 

 

Scientist Mary Hagedorn


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

 

Invertebrate Zookeepers


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

 

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. 

 

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

 

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

 

Preservationist Amy Ballard


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

 

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

 

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