Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 542
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar
Loan Files, 1977-1987
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These records consist of notebooks created by the Registrar's Office to document the objects loaned to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum for exhibition. Documentation consists of color photographs or photocopies of photographs of objects showing methods of packing for shipment or damage to objects. Notebooks also contain condition reports, floor plans showing placement of objects in exhibitions, exhibition label facsimiles, lists of objects shown in exhibitions, and values of objects in different currencies. The first exhibition documented here is The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, which opened in March 1977, and the last is Robert Adam and Kedleston Hall, which opened in June 1987. Documentation of exhibits is by no means complete. Many of the notebooks correspond to exhibition files contained in Record Unit 541, and are linked to the files by loan number.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Royal Pavilion at Brighton (Exhibition) (1977: New York, N.Y.)
- Robert Adam and Kedleston Hall (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.)
- Museum registrars
- Museum exhibits
- Art museums
- Museum registration methods
- Museums -- Collection management
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 542, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of the Registrar, Loan Files