Museum Staff in the Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit

ID: 79-7357.12

Creator: Unknown

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Date: May 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 416, Box 2, Folder: Exhibition Files-Dynamics of Evolution

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Summary

The "Dynamics of Evolution," exhibit in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History seen from above. A group of Smithsonian staff members pose for a photograph in the "Dynamics of Evolution" exhibition next to the "People Tower" and the "Dog Tower. The "People Tower" is covered with more than 100 larger than life-size photos of faces showing genetic traits, such as blue or brown eyes, or black or blond hair. The "Dog Tower" illustrates how "artificial" selection by human beings has influenced an animal's evolutionary history.

Author

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Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Dynamics of Evolution (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

"Dynamics of Evolution," the first exhibit hall in any American science museum to explain the basic steps of evolution, opened as a permanent installation in the National Museum of Natural History.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 416, Box 2, Folder: Exhibition Files-Dynamics of Evolution

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 1979

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Evolution
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Biology
  • History
  • Biology--History

ID Number

79-7357.12

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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