Agency history, 1991-

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  • Carr, Carolyn Kinder
  • Pachter, Marc
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Assistant Director for History and Public Programs
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Assistant Director for Collections


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives
  • Smithsonian Institution, "The National Portrait Gallery," [], 09/20/99
  • E-mail from Mike Willens to Deputy Director Carolyn Carr, 01/12/00
  • The Deputy Director's office was created in 1991. At that time Marc Pachter left his position as the Assistant Director for History and Public Programs, and that post was eliminated. The programmatic aspects of his duties, along with those of the Assistant Director for Collections, were assigned to the new Deputy Director, and the remaining service responsibilities (of the Office of Publications and the Library) were assigned to the Associate Director for Administration.
  • The Deputy Director has direct responsibility for the Curatorial Departments, which include the Office of Painting and Sculpture, Office of Prints and Drawings, and the Office of Photographs; the History Department; the Office of the Registrar; the Center for Electronic Research and Outreach; the Conservation Department; and the Education Department. In addition, the Deputy Director serves as Acting Director of NPG in said Director's absence and serves as NPG's chief art historian.
  • The primary functions of the Office were administered by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Assistant Director for Collections, 1984-1991, and Deputy Director, 1991 to present; and Marc Pachter, Assistant Director for History and Public Programs until 1990.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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


  • 1990
  • 1991-


  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00105

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