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.

Smithsonian paleontologist, Hans Sues, answers your questions in the National Museum of Natural History’s Deep Time YouTube series, “The Doctor Is In.” (Smithsonian Institution)
Effie Kapsalis is the Senior Digital Program Officer for the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Anthony Benedetto,
Was the Loch Ness Monster a Plesiosaur? Smithsonian paleontologist, Hans Sues, answers your questions in the National Museum of Natural History’s YouTube series, “The Doctor Is In.” (Smithsonian Institution)
Members of the Cherokee Youth National Choir taking part in the installation of the Treaty of New Echota at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for the Smithsonian)
Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar Hazy Center (Smithsonian Associates)
Smithsonian paleobiologist Scott Wing digs for plant fossils in Wyoming. (Tom Nash)
Sonic Blossom /2013–present / Lee Mingwei / Ongoing participatory performance installation with chair, music stand, costume, and spontaneous song / Installation view at “Lee Mingwei: Sonic Blossom,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015 /Photo: Anita Kan.
Promotional image, The Stormy Man, directed by Umetsugu Inoue, Image © 1957 Nikkatsu
Pandereta (Plena Drum), Puerto Rico, 20th Century 
Division of Home and Community Life, National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center, Gift of Teodoro Vidal