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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7.69 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People,"
"Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History," "Spiders!," "Seeds of Change," "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon," "Galapagos: A Living Laboratory," "Making of the Natural
History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film," "Red Alert!," "Wondrous Wings," "Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark," "Lichens," "Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia
Krafft and the Smithsonian," "Blast from the Past," "Mysterious Manatees," "Pomo Indian Basket Weavers, Their Baskets and the Art Market," "Landscape Kimonos," "Poles Apart:
Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic," "Contemporary Korean Ceramics," "Amber: Window to the Past," and "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists." Also documented in these
records is the IMAX Corporation/Smithsonian Institution documentary film "Galapagos," the Biodiversity Hall, general exhibition planning, and the administration of the Office
of Exhibits. Materials include floor plans, schedules, scripts, labels, correspondence, memoranda, images, publications, proposals, agreements, specifications, press packets,
press releases, budgets, clippings, contracts, and promotional materials.