Agency history, 1985-1995

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Subject

  • Freudenheim, Tom L
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museums

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • 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.
  • The Torch, June 1992
  • Smithsonian Year, 1992
  • In 1985 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums was created to replace the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs. In addition to duties performed by the predecessor office, the Assistant Secretary for Museums oversaw the administration of all the Smithsonian museums. During this time the office collaborated with the Assistant Secretary for Research in oversight of scholarly and presentational activities in the science museums. In 1992 the Office was renamed the Office of the Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities as part of a reorganization of Smithsonian Institution administration. At this time the administration created a more defined line between science museums and arts and humanities museums, the latter being the responsibility of the new Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities. The incumbent in both offices advised the Secretary and Under Secretary on issues relating to museum policies, operations, and advocacy, especially as they related to accessibility, exhibitions, and museum education. In 1994 the office was again renamed the Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, reporting to the Office of the Provost. The office was abolished in a 1995 managerial change.
  • Tom L. Freudenheim served as Assistant Secretary for Museums, 1985-1991; Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, 1992-1994, and Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, 1995.

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1992
  • 1992-1994
  • 1985-1995

Topic

  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00285

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