Agency history, 2000-2007

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  • Hightower, Herma
  • Kurin, Richard 1950-
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
  • Smithsonian National Associates Program
  • Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)
  • Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies


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 Annual Reports, 2000-2006
  • The Torch, June 2000
  • The position of Director for National Programs was created in 2000. The incumbent was responsible for oversight of programs that take the Smithsonian outside Washington, D.C., including the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the National Associates, and the Smithsonian Affiliates Program. Herma Hightower held the Director's post, 2000-2003; Richard Kurin was Acting Director, 2004-2007. The office was discontinued in 2007. The Director for National Programs reported to the Under Secretary for American Museums and National Programs.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

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  • 2000
  • 2000-2007


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00323

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