Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "A Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts," produced by Paul B. Johnson. The 28 minute film was completed in 1980 and was intended to encourage art appreciation. Most of the footage is of events and objects at the National Museum of American Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). The film was awarded the CINE Golden Eagle for excellence and the Emmy for cinematography by the National Academy of Television Art and Sciences, Washington Chapter. Materials include original camera negatives, sync rolls, master soundtrack, color reversal internegatives, A and B rolls, release prints, and masters. Images are on 16 mm film and sound is on 16 mm magnetic tape. One master is on 1" magnetic tape and the other on 2" magnetic tape.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
- National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (U.S.). Emmy Award
- Johnson, Paul B.
- Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts (Motion picture : 1980)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-098, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions