Description: Natural history specimens and ethnographic artifacts were among the earliest collections of the US National Museum. In 1910, the National Museum of Natural History building opened to showcase these collections. Wings were added in the 1960s, and a collections storage facility in Maryland opened in 1983 to help house the National Museum of Natural History’s 126 million objects.
Description: The Audiovisual Media Preservation Initiative (AVMPI) is a centralized resource that supports the overall need for individual Smithsonian units to catalog, preserve, and provide access to our audiovisual collections.
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