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What are Some Facts About the Stradivarius Violins?

Smithsonian Music
Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us about the Stradivarius Violin.

Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief

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Richard Kurin, Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution, discusses a photograph of Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief sitting in front of the Smithsonian Castle.

Tell Us About the George Clinton's Mothership

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Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture tells us about one of the most iconic stage props ever, George Clinton's Mothership. It will be on display in the permanent music exhibition "Musical Crossroads" at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture

Ella Fitzgerald's Grammys

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John Hasse tells us the National Museum of American History collection of Ella Fitzgerald's Grammys and other awards on view at the Ella at 100 exhibit in National Museum of American History

Do You Have Anything in the Collections From Selena?

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Dwight Bowers, Curator with the Division of Culture and Arts at the National Museum of American History, shows an outfit in the Smithsonian Collections worn by Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez.

What is the Chamber Music Society?

Smithsonian Music
Kenneth Slowik, curator of the Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us about the purpose and creation of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. For more information on the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, visit their website: http://smithsonianchambermusic.org/

What does music mean to you?

Smithsonian Music
Museum Specialist and music enthusiast Timothy Anne Burnside tells us what music means to her and a bit about her work at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Letter from Jimmy Davis about Ray Charles' "You Are My Sunshine"

Smithsonian Music
Dwan Reece, PhD, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture discusses a letter from then Governor of Louisiana, Jimmy Davis discussing his enthusiasm for Ray Charles' recording of Davis', "You Are My Sunshine"

Can You Show Us Some of the Pop Culture Collection?

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Dwight Bowers, Curator, Division of Culture and Arts at the National Museum of American History shows us a costume worn by American country singer Patsy Cline.

Who Was Irving Berlin?

Smithsonian Music
Dwight Bowers, Curator in the Division of Culture and Arts at the National Museum of American History, discusses Irving Berlin and presents related collection objects.

AV Collections & Preservation Challenges at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Institution
Want to learn more about what it takes to care for and preserve audiovisual collections, and what the Smithsonian is doing to mitigate risks facing these vulnerable materials? On June 27, 2019 we sat down with Smithsonian Institution Archives staff, Kira Sobers and Alison Reppert Gerber to discuss audiovisual collections and preservation challenges. As a follow up to this presentation, we'll be hosting a follow up LIVE Q & A session on our Facebook channel on Friday, July 5th at 10:30 am EST: https://www.facebook.com/events/300776117341474/. Reach out with other questions or to learn more at transcribe@si.edu, and help us make audiovisual materials more accessible by diving into TC Sound projects at transcription.si.edu/audiocollections

Princeton Posters Collection & Catalog Sheets - A Conversation w NMAH Archivist Craig Orr

Smithsonian Institution
TC staff visited the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History to learn more about the Princeton University Wartime Posters Collection and their corresponding catalog sheets. Archivist Craig Orr explained the background of the collection, why and when the sheets were created, and how their transcription (as the first step in this collaborative project with Transcription Center, NMAH, and the Digitization Program Office!) will help to make these materials more accessible. Want to join in and learn more? Check out the transcription projects here: https://s.si.edu/2G6XrdQ.

TC Sound Inserting Timestamps

Smithsonian Institution
Need help figuring out when and how to insert timestamps into your audio transcription? Check out this video tutorial from the Smithsonian Transcription Center. Further instructions and information can be found online at https://transcription.si.edu/audioinstructions. Reach out to transcribe@si.edu with any questions.

Art Lab Pepper Presentation

Smithsonian Institution
On July 11, 2018 we partnered with the Office of Visitor Services for a behind-the-scenes day featuring Smithsonian Robots! This lecture is from Ian McDermott, who manages the new Art Lab Pepper at the Hirshhorn Museum here at the Smithsonian. Ian tells us all about how the Art Lab Pepper is programmed to do the amazing things she does! Want to learn more? Email us anytime with questions at transcribe@si.edu.
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