Agency history, 1988-

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  • Sears, Patrick H
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Assistant Director, Exhibitions and Facilities


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.
  • Smithsonian Year, 1988-1995
  • An Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Facilities was first appointed in 1988. The title was changed to Associate Director, Exhibitions and Facilities, in 1995. Patrick H. Sears served in these posts, 1988- .
  • The purpose of the office is to oversee the custodial work and exhibition production of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1988
  • 1988-


  • Museums
  • Museum directors


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00307

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