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Interview with Carol Butler about the Value of Collections

Carol Butler sitting at her desk talking about why museums keep and digitize natural history collections.
In celebration of the Smithsonian centennial, Carol Butler, Chief of Collections at the National Museum of Natural History, was interviewed. She talks about why museums keep and digitize natural...
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Legionary Ant

Neivamyrmex nigrescens

Anthropology Collections and Staff

Artifacts on shelves and in boxes at the Museum Support Center (MSC) in Maryland with collections staff in the background.
Display of artifacts at the Museum Support Center (MSC) in Silver Hill, Maryland with collections staff in the background. The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Support Center consists of storage pods...

Becoming a Museum Collections Manager

Photo of Deb Hull-Walski in front of a cabinet of catalog type drawers discussing her education in history and archaeology.
Find out how someone becomes a collections manager in a major museum. National Museum of Natural History collections manager Deb Hull-Walski discusses her education in history and archaeology. Video...

Adrienne Kaeppler- Collections of the U.S. Exploring Expedition

Close-up photo of a gold colored Possum skin cloak, Aboriginal Australian. From The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842.
See the many, and one-of-a-kind, cultural objects found on the United States Exploring Expedition from 1838-1842. Narrated by anthropologist Dr. Adrienne Kaeppler. Video courtesy of the Smithsonian...

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