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.