Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Diana Marsh

Research Anthropologist

2014    PhD., Anthropology (Museum Anthropology focus). University of British Columbia

2010    M.Phil. Social Anthropological Analysis(Museums & Heritage focus), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

2009    B.F.A. Visual Arts, Photography concentration; Cultural Anthropology double major, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Research Interests

Diana Marsh is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives (NAA) who studies how heritage institutions produce and share knowledge. Her current research focuses on the digital dissemination of archival and museum collections. At the NAA she is leading a three-year NSF-funded project to research the use, access, and discoverability of the NAA's collections. 

  • Marsh, Diana E. 2013. [Book review] "Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories: Essays in Honour of Susan M. Pearce. Sandra H. Dudley, Amy J. Barnes, Jennifer Binnie, Julia Petrov, and Jennifer Walklate, eds. new york: routledge, 2012. 282." Museum Anthropology. 36 (2):161–163.

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  • Marsh, Diana E. 2019. Extinct Monsters to Deep Time : conflict, compromise, and the making of Smithsonian's fossil halls. Museums and Collections (11). New York: Berghahn Books.