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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-012

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Special Exhibition Records, 1981-1993

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Title: Special Exhibition Records
Dates: 1981-1993
Quantity: 7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (9 folders oversize materials)
Collection: Accession 97-012
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the planning and production of exhibitions for the Thomas M. Evans Special Exhibition Gallery. The exhibitions documented include "Aditi," 1985; "Magnificent Voyagers," 1985-1986; "Crossroads of Continents," 1988, and "Seeds of Change," 1992. Materials include photographs and slides of exhibition installations, exhibition scripts, newspaper clippings, and reviews of exhibitions.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of exhibitions for the Thomas M. Evans Special Exhibition Gallery in the National Museum of Natural History. Included are photographs and slides of installation of exhibitions, artifacts, and openings; budget and financial documents; planning files; public relations files; newspaper clippings and reviews of exhibitions; and exhibition scripts. Exhibitions documented include "Aditi," 1985; "Magnificent Voyagers," 1985-1986; "Crossroads of Continents," 1988; and "Seeds of Change," 1992.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-012, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Evans Gallery Budget Books, 1981-1988, A-D

Box 1 of 7

Evans Gallery Budget Books, 1981-1988, E-Z

Box 1 of 7

Hopi Images

Box 1 of 7

Hopi Press

Box 1 of 7

Charles Frace (3 images)

Box 1 of 7

Terra Photography (8 images)

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - 1989

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Press Packet

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Public Relations

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Budget

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - University of South Carolina

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Key Memos

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Tim Kinnard - Designer

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Correst

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Floor Plan Script

Box 1 of 7

First Egyptians - Teacher's Guide

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - 1989

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Press Releases

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Sites

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Script Outline

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Signs

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Banner

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Script

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Schedule

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Wizards (notes)

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Public Relations

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Newspapers Clippings

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Invitation

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Installation

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Floor Plan

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Education

Box 1 of 7

Volcanoes - Content

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - General Info

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Demolition

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Guest List

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Designers

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Work Summary

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Budget (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Script (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Research Assistant

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Floor Plan

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Agreement

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Participant

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Preliminary Estimates D&P

Box 1 of 7

Aditi - Office of Design and Construction/OSS

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - 1985

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Bodmer Content

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Bodmer Funding/Content

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Press Packet

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Bodmer Publicity

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Bodmer Opening/Special Events

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Bodmer Contract

Box 1 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Installation Floor Plan

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Crossroads of Continents - Exhibition Proposal

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Object List

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Symposium

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Protocol

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Sites

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Slides

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Background

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Press Kits and Brochures

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Budget Memos

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Brochures

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Budget/Overhead

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Sites Budget

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Case Design

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Conservation (slides)

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Design

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Design - Staples and Charles

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Acoustiguide Script

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Slides (objects) with list

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - AV Script

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - USSR Development

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Education

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Fact Sheet

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Film Project

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Irex

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Floor Plan

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Publicity Report

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Sites Contract

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Indianapolis

Box 2 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Seattle

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Crossroads of Continents - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Object Images

Box 3 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Publicity Materials and Images

Box 3 of 7

Ban Chiang - Installations (more than one museum)

Box 3 of 7

Islam - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Views of a Vanishing Frontier - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Hopi - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

5000 Years of Korean Art - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Bateman - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Java - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Spiders - Objects Slides

Box 3 of 7

Spiders - Animals

Box 3 of 7

Elba - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Deep Ocean - Press and Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Magnificent Voyagers - Press (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Installation Slides

Box 3 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Slides (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Crossroads of Continents - Labels (3 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Silk Route Diamond Path - May 5, 1983-June 3, 1983 Press/Slides

Box 3 of 7

Japanese Ceramics - February 11, 1983-April 3, 1983 Press/Slides

Box 3 of 7

Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Islands - Clippings

Box 3 of 7

Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Islands - Object Slides and List

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Robert Bateman - Slides

Box 4 of 7

First Egyptians - Objects Slides

Box 4 of 7

Nomads - Volcanoes and Sharks Slides

Box 4 of 7

Inua/Shanghai - Slides and Press

Box 4 of 7

Nomads Slides and Press

Box 4 of 7

Pitchers, Pots, and Pipkins (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Crossroads of Continents Press

Box 4 of 7

Heritage of Islam Press and Slides

Box 4 of 7

Chiefly Feasts - Slides

Box 4 of 7

Renaissance of Islam Art of the Malmuks - Press and Slides

Box 4 of 7

5000 years of Korean Art - Press and Slides

Box 4 of 7

Magnificent Voyagers

Box 4 of 7

"Portraits of Nature" by Robert Bateman, January 17-May 17, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Vanishing Frontier Slides

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Aditi - A Celebration of Life Clippings and Slides (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands - Slides and List

Box 5 of 7

Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands

Box 5 of 7

King Herod's Dream: Caesarea on the Sea, March 23- June 19, 1988

Box 5 of 7

Precious Legacy, November 9, 1983 - January 1, 1984

Box 5 of 7

Slides: Nomads, Sharks, Seeds of Change

Box 5 of 7

Slides: Java Sea, 20th century Dinosaurs, Charles Frace, America Horse, Van Cleef

Box 5 of 7

"Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria: Ebla to Damascus," July 10, 1987-January 3, 1988, and "Plains Indian Arts - Continuity and Change," October 9, 1987-February 22, 1988

Box 5 of 7

Inua, June 18, 1982-January 2, 1983

Box 5 of 7

Ban Chiang, November 2, 1983-January 31, 1984

Box 5 of 7

Deep Ocean Publicity/Ad Hoc

Box 5 of 7

Korean: Publicity

Box 5 of 7

"Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria: Ebla to Damascus," July 10, 1987-January 3, 1988

Box 5 of 7

Plains Indians

Box 5 of 7

Sharks! Public Relations

Box 5 of 7

Sharks! Design

Box 5 of 7

Van Cleef and Arpel Public Relations

Box 5 of 7

Nomads - Photographs

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

Nomads - Newspaper Clippings

Box 6 of 7

Old Growth Forests

Box 6 of 7

Chiefly Feasts Photos

Box 6 of 7

Chiefly Feasts Press Release

Box 6 of 7

Bateman Publicity/PR

Box 6 of 7

Plain Bond

Box 6 of 7

Smithsonian Magazine (Wilkes)

Box 6 of 7

Promotional Publication (Wilkes)

Box 6 of 7

Publicity (Wilkes)

Box 6 of 7

News clippings (Wilkes)

Box 6 of 7

American Indian Art

Box 6 of 7

Object List (Wilkes)

Box 6 of 7

Charles Frace Object Lists

Box 6 of 7

Holland Contacts

Box 6 of 7

Festival of Indonesia

Box 6 of 7

Java Sea (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

G. Harvey

Box 6 of 7

G. Harvey Object Lists

Box 6 of 7

Bateman - Madison Press

Box 6 of 7

Bateman - 35 mm Slides

Box 6 of 7

Bateman - Acoustiguide and Tapings

Box 6 of 7

Publicity

Box 6 of 7

J. C. Lecture Translation

Box 6 of 7

B. C. Content

Box 6 of 7

The Art of Cameroon

Box 6 of 7

Microspace

Box 6 of 7

S.E.M. Opening

Box 6 of 7

"Imperial Treasures of Tiwanaku"

Box 6 of 7

P. L. Checklist and Packing List

Box 6 of 7

Ad Hoc Including Publicity

Box 6 of 7

The Silk Route and Diamond Path (scrapbook)

Box 6 of 7

Japanese Ceramics Today

Box 6 of 7

Painting Wondrous Wings

Box 6 of 7

Valuation Shanghai Checklist

Box 6 of 7

Shanghai Designer

Box 6 of 7

Shanghai - Clippings

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

Chinese Curators

Box 7 of 7

Ad Hoc Shanghai Publicity

Box 7 of 7

S.E.M. Exhibit Content

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photography

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Participating Museums, Houston - Museum Natural Science

Box 7 of 7

Beyond the Java Sea

Box 7 of 7

Seeds of Change

Box 7 of 7

Quincentenary - Seeds/Symposium

Box 7 of 7

Seeds of Change - Publications

Box 7 of 7

Seeds of Change - Press Clippings

Box 7 of 7

Seeds of Change - Resource People

Box 7 of 7

Seeds of Change - Photography

Box 7 of 7

Seeds of Change - Object Lists

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos North Coast Irian Jaya

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Courts of the Outer Islands

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Dayak

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Lampung

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Batak

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Nias

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Prehistory

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Sulawesi

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Lesser Sundra Islands

Box 7 of 7

Indonesia - Photos Southeast Moluccas

Box 7 of 7
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Folder 1 Seeds of Change - Pencil Drawings

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Folder 2 Seeds of Change - Prints and Maps

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Folder 3 Seeds of Change - Rotunda Showing Theme Statement Exhibit and Theater Entry

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Folder 4 Seeds of Change - The Voyage, Evans Gallery Showing Topic Area Dominant and Theater Entry

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Folder 5 Seeds of Change - Video Round Table, Elevation View

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Folder 6 Seeds of Change - Rotunda Area Detail, Scheme A

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Folder 7 Seeds of Change - Scheme B, Scheme C

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Folder 8 Seeds of Change - Scheme D, Scheme E

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Folder 9 Seeds of Change - Scheme F

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