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.

Entry for December 12, 1941, Toku Shimomura Diary, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
T’Challa’s Royal Talon Fighter flying above Wakanda in the film Black Panther. Credit: Marvel Studios.
Mock Up for mural, 1994. Juan Sánchez papers, 1977-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian
Lyricist, musician, and dancer Christian Parrish Takes The Gun, aka Supaman. (Matika WIlbur)
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History designed and installed a new lab that enables scientists to process and study ancient DNA. (James Di Loreto, Smithsonian)
The National Museum of Natural History’s “Earth Temperature History Symposium” convened leading paleoclimate scientists to draw a comprehensive temperature curve of Earth’s past climates. (Lucia RM Martino, Smithsonian)
This is a replica of an early telegraph key used by Morse and Vail. (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)
Jazz performer and composer Delbert Anderson (Navajo). (Shutterfreek Photography)
Calendar with verses by William Adams Delano and illustrations by Tina Safranski, 1945. Arthur Sinclair Covey papers, 1882-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.