Now that the shutdown has ended, we're back. In the near future, we will be posting plenty about the expedition in Chile (we have some cool videos), a new fossil donation to the national collections from a collector in Oregon, and forthcoming events later this fall.
Recently, Smithsonian Libraries had the terrific staff photographers at NMNH (Jim DiLoreto and Don Hurlbert) take official portraits of the "Whales: From Bone to Book" exhibition (see the updated SIL webpage here). These photographs were taken after hours, along with crucial lighting to ensure the best possible exposure. It's really something special to watch them in action. Remember, the exhibit closes in May, 2014, so please make sure to check it out in the Evans Gallery, between the gift shops on the ground floor of NMNH.
The wonderful Folger exhibit cases, hand-crafted inside NMNH, houses SIL's rotating exhibit space in the Evans Gallery. The current occupant is the Whales: From Bone to Book exhibition. (Photo: NMNH Photography Services).