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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