This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American Art and its predecessor, the National Collection of Fine Arts, that were either created or collected by the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications. The materials document the museum and its staff, collections, exhibitions, and projects. ...
Photographs taken by Gavin Ashworth during the summer of 1987 in several villages in Mali and Cote d'Ivoire. The images detail all phases of strip weaving, from the spinning of yarn to the assemblage of the individual strips into large pieces. The still photographs were used in the video which was entitled, Patterns of Life: West-African Strip Weaving Traditions, produced by Caribiner, Inc. for the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987. Text accompanying videos for sale reads, "In many areas of West Africa, fabric is woven in long narrow strips. The strips are cut to length and then sewn together to make rectangular cloths with striking geometric patterns. These beautiful cloths are worn as wrappers, shawls, and robes. Originally a slide presentation for an exhibition, the Art of West African Strip-Woven Cloth explores the creative activities of the various artisans involved in textile production: spinners, dyers, weavers, and sewers."
These records consist of elements used to create film and video productions that accompanied exhibitions and educational programming. "Past Visions of the Future" is an 18-minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's ...
This accession consists of interviews, raw footage, and final products of videos created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Education Department. Many of the titles accompany exhibits at the museum. Materials include audiotape study guides, VHS, Betacam SP, and U-Matics.
Videorecordings with outtakes.
Film to tape transfer of 16mm color positive work print.
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that were either created or collected by the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications. The materials document the museum and its collections. Materials include original footage, a film transfer, a dub, final productions, and relat...
Video recorded interviews conducted by Dr. Simon Ottenberg with Nigeria artists in Nigeria and in the United States of America, 1994-1996.
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.
This accession documents publicity of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) in the non-print media and television interviews of HMSG staff. Materials include VHS videotapes.