Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Diana Marsh

Diana Marsh is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Anthropologist at the National Anthropological Archives. At the Smithsonian, she is leading a three-year National Science Foundation-funded project to research access to archival collections. Her new book, Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian’s Fossil Halls (Berghahn Books 2019) documents the planning process for the new "David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time" and the hall’s history through ethnographic and archival research.

How WWII Service Members Helped Shape the Smithsonian’s New Fossil Hall

World War II service members played an important role in the shift toward audience-centric storytelling in the new "David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time."