Laura McKie

ID: SIA2009-2210

Creator: Minor-Penland, Laurie

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1994

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: Torch March 1994

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Summary

Laura McKie, assistant director for education at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), visits Natural History's Discovery Room, with its usual crowd of kids in motion. Laura McKie came to Smithsonian Institution (SI) in 1969 as a docent. However, with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in anthropology, she wanted to put her knowledge to work. In 1971, she became an anthropology education specialist in the NMNH's Education Department. At the time of this picture, McKie supervised staff in the Discovery Room, Naturalist Center, O. Orkin Insect Zoo and Living Marine Ecosystem.

Author

Minor-Penland, Laurie

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Discovery Room

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, March 1994

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: Torch March 1994

Contact information

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

Date

1994

Restrictions & Rights

Unknown

Topic

  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • Museum docents
  • Women
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Children
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • McKie, Laura
  • Museums--Employees
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Anthropologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Museum visitors
  • Education--Museums

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-2210

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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