Audiovisual Records, 1969-2008

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Consists of audio and video recordings and film created or maintained by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). The majority of the recordings document lectures, speeches, talks, prominent visitors exhibitions, and other events at the museum. Other recordings are interviews of artists performed by staff; interviews of staff for radio and television programs; programs produced about artists who are prominent in the HMSG collections; or interviews of staff from other museums regarding exhibitions related to artwork and artists in the HMSG collections. Materials include a variety of audiotape and videotape formats as well as film and accompanying documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.


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Chronologic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1969
  • 1969-2004
  • 1969-2008


  • Art
  • Public relations
  • Art museums
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Television
  • Publicity
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Artists
  • Special events
  • Art, Modern
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Radio programs
  • Museums--Employees
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Television programs


  • Electronic records
  • Interviews
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Manuscripts
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Audiotapes
  • Videotapes

Local number

SIA RS00692

Physical description

22.38 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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