Smithsonian Journeys Experts

One feature that makes our programs uniquely special is our world-class Smithsonian Journeys Experts. Chosen for their charisma, expertise and affability, these men and women are the secret ingredient that turns a fine tour into an unforgettable experience. Other tour companies can take you to the most splendid sites, but in the hands of our experts, your journey will take on new meaning. Our Smithsonian Journeys Experts have dedicated entire careers to pursuing personal and professional passions. Their enthusiasm is contagious; their expert guidance consistently brings depth, excitement and substance to the travelers who join them on our tours — and that is the signature of Smithsonian Journeys. We're proud to introduce you to our stars. Hear from our experts in our Experts Lecture Series!

To be considered as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert, submit your resume and cover letter with areas of expertise to smithsonianjourneys@si.edu.

All Smithsonian Experts

John Baines

John Baines received his doctorate from the University of Oxford. He was Professor of Egyptology ...

Sarah Baitzel

Sarah Baitzel is an archaeologist investigating the ritual and social lives of prehispanic A...

Bryan Bates

Bryan Bates has explored and led wilderness trips in the mountains and canyons of the West for 40...

Colleen Batey

Dr. Colleen Batey is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, with ...

Bryce Beemer

Bryce Beemer has lived, worked, and researched in Southeast Asia for more than seven years, prima...

Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York....

Tim Blanning

Tim Blanning is Professor Emeritus of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. A F...

Peter Bobrowsky

Peter Bobrowsky is a professional archaeologist and geologist with 30 years of experience working...

Thomas Bremer

Thomas Bremer is a renowned expert on the history, culture, religion, and contemporary situation ...

Christopher Brennan

Christopher Brennan, lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a histo...

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