This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of Natural History that were either created or collected by Smithsonian Productions
and its predecessor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998; Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996; and the Office of Public
Affairs, prior to 1976. The materials document the museum, its staff, and exhibitions or were created for viewing or listening within the museum. Materials include prints,
masters, dubs, narrations, safety copies, mixes, camera rolls, and related materials on videotape, film, and audiotape.
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing/listening copies may not be available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
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This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of several films featuring the research of Walter H. Adey, Curator/Research Scientist
in the Department of Botany and the Marine Systems Laboratory at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and filmed by Karen Loveland, Producer in the Office of Telecommunications.
"Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands" is a 60 minute film produced in 1989 and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the Marine Systems Laboratory
and Space Biosphere Ventures as they work with scientists, architects, engineers, and builders in their attempt to create Biosphere 2, an experimental model of the Earth's
"The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems
of tropical coral reefs and focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production
Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International
"Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources" is a 30 minute version of "The Sea." It was produced in 1985 and distributed for educational purposes.
"Exploring Marine Ecosystems" is the collective name for six short videos that accompanied the exhibition of the same name in the Life in the Sea Hall at NMNH. They were
added to the exhibition in 1995.
Materials include videotapes, many of which are masters. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.