Exhibition Records, 1977-2011

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Consists of records documenting research, planning, design, execution, and installation of exhibitions. Materials include lender files; correspondence and memoranda; agreement forms; object inventories and object photographs; installation photographs; publicity files; research files; exhibition outlines and planning documents; label texts; notes; bibliographies; installation and floor plans; press clippings; checklists; product samples; brochures; pamphlets; publications; audiocassettes; illustrations; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


Unarranged and by exhibition

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1977
  • 1977-2011

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Art and design
  • Exhibitions
  • Decorative arts


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Artifacts
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Floppy disks
  • Compact discs
  • Illustrations
  • Pamphlets
  • Color transparencies
  • Audiotapes
  • Architectural drawings
  • Color negatives
  • Electronic records
  • Floor plans
  • Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA RS00909

Physical description

  • 26 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 62.57 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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