Agency history, 1979-

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  • Dee, Elaine Evans
  • Bachmann, Konstanze
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation


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 Institution Archives, 1996
  • The Paper Conservation Laboratory was made possible by a 1978 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. It was intended to provide the Museum with the means of conserving its large volume of paper holdings. The planning and construction of the Laboratory in 1979 and 1980 were carried out under the direction of Konstanze Bachmann, Paper Conservator, and Elaine Evans Dee, Curator of Prints and Drawings.
  • 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


  • 1979
  • 1979-


  • Art museums
  • Conservators


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00198

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