In rural coal mining communities in China, miners face daily perils for slim rewards in a profession that claims an estimated 5,000 lives annually. Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Yuanchen Liu delved into this riveting story with his documentary To the Light, and as part of the Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival, the film and Liu will return to the Museum on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 pm for a special encore screening and discussion.
Museum President Ellen V. Futter recently spoke about the Museum’s digital initiatives on the talk show “Digital Age,” hosted by Jim Zirin. Watch the full interview below.
The Museum’s video featuring the exhibition Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies has been selected as the winner of a 2012 Webby Award in the Technology category. The Webby Awards recognize Internet excellence, and members of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences choose the winners in each category.
The Museum’s video featuring the exhibition Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies has been nominated for the 2012 Webby Awards, the coveted honors for Internet excellence, in the Technology category. Online voting for the Webby People’s Voice Award is open now through April 26.
Picturing Science, currently on view in the Akeley Gallery, tells the story of Museum research through spectacular large-format images. Photographs range from multicolored meteorite montages to CT scans of shark skulls, showcasing the importance of visual tools in each of the Museum’s research departments as well as the fusion of science and art.