Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director for Administration
Administrative Records, 1986-2002
This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of Patricia L. Fiske, Assistant Director for Administration at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), with earlier records dating back to when she was Assistant Director of NMAfA. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; NMAfA weekly reports; project files pertaining to fundraising, object loans, website development, storage, and publications; Collection Information System Management Committee mission statement, meeting minutes, and reports; contracts; and NMAfA exhibition planning information, which primarily includes budget summaries, loan agreements, and grant proposals. Also includes information on the Art Bureaus Collections Information System (ARTCIS) project, a collaborative effort between Smithsonian art museums to develop a common automated off-the-shelf collections data system to be implemented in each bureau, with support from an information technology contractor.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Fiske, Patricia L.
- National Museum of African Art (U.S.). Assistant Director
- Art Bureaus Collections Information System
- Collection Information System Management Committee
- Museums -- Administration
- Museums -- Collection management
- Intellectual property
- Fund raising
- Art museums
- Art, African
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-210, National Museum of African Art. Assistant Director for Administration, Administrative Records