Smithsonian Voices

The Smithsonian Institution has hundreds of scholars, researchers and curators, each with an amazing story to tell about their work, their quests and their passions. Here is a sampling of the unique voices that make up the chorus of ideas at the Institution.

NASA astronaut Alvin Drew, mission specialist. Credit: NASA Johnson Space Center
Arthur C. Clarke poses for a photo beneath a sign advertising the motion picture
New evidence has made scientists rethink sauropods as being purely land dwellers. (dottedhippo/iStock/Thinkstock)
A new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began. (Ernest Amoroso, Smithsonian)
The Honorable Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka speaking during the lei-draping ceremony to commemorate King Kamehameha Day. June 7, 2009, the U.S. Capitol Visitors’ Center Emancipation Hall, Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of the U.S. Senate)
Goodall extends a hand to Flint, a young chimpanzee growing up in Gombe National Park.  (Baron Hugo van Lawick)
Foraminifera from Ernst Haeckel's
Lonnie Holley with artwork, ca. 1995 / unidentified photographer.Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2015, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
World Water Day is March 22.