Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 624
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
In 1971 Peter C. Welsh was appointed director of the newly created Office of Museum Programs (OMP). He was succeeded by Frederick Schmid, who served from December 1971 to 1973, after which the position remained vacant until taken up again by Jane R. Glaser, 1976- .
The objective of OMP is to serve as a resource for the world museological community. The Office sponsors workshops in the United States and abroad intended to train and counsel museum professionals in all aspects of museum work. It also maintains a Museum Reference Center and provides videotape and audio-visual programs for interested users.
These records focus most on dealings with the International Council on Museums (ICOM), conservation issues, the Association of American Museums, the Anacostia Museum Training Program, and the Kellogg Project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation to expand the educational influence of museums.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Glaser, Jane R.
- Welsh, Peter C.
- Schmid, Frederick
- International Council of Museums
- American Association of Museums
- Anacostia Museum Training Program
- Smithsonian Kellogg Project
- Museums -- Administration
- Museum conservation methods
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Museums -- Public relations
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 624, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs, Records