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Accession 04-143

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director

Acquisition and Deaccession Files, 1984-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Title: Acquisition and Deaccession Files
Dates: 1984-2000
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 04-143
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James Demetrion, Director, 1984-2001, documenting artwork offered to the museum and new acquisitions as well as deaccessioned artwork and its disposition. Materials include correspondence, agreements with auction houses, after-sale advice, auction reports, estimates, receipts, confirmations, estimates, and lists of artworks for deaccessioning or proposed deaccessioning.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James Demetrion, Director, 1984-2001, documenting artwork offered to the museum and new acquisitions as well as deaccessioned artwork and its disposition. Materials include correspondence, agreements with auction houses, after-sale advice, auction reports, estimates, receipts, confirmations, estimates, and lists of artworks for deaccessioning or proposed deaccessioning.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-143, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Acquisition and Deaccession Files

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Container List

Box 1

Donations/Gifts - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) (1996-1999)

Box 1 of 2

Art Offered to HMSG (1996)

Box 1 of 2

Art Offered to HMSG (1997)

Box 1 of 2

Art Offered to HMSG (1998)

Box 1 of 2

Deaccession I (1984-1985)

Box 1 of 2

Deaccessioning: Special Collection

Box 1 of 2

Auction Round 1: 1985-1986 (Christie's)

Box 1 of 2

Auction Round 2: 1986-1987 (Sotheby's)

Box 1 of 2

Auction Round 3: 1987-1988 (Christie's)

Box 1 of 2

Auction Round 4: 1988-1989 (Sotheby's)

Box 1 of 2

Auction Round 5: 1989-1990 (Christie's)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Auction Round 6: 1990-1991 (Sotheby's)

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 7: 1991-1992 (Christie's)

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 8: 1992-1993 (Sotheby's)

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 9: 1993-1994

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 10: 1994-1995

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 11: 1995-1996

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 12: 1996-1997

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 13: 1997-1998

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 14: 1998-1999

Box 2 of 2

Auction Round 15: 1999-2000

Box 2 of 2

Butterfield and Butterfield

Box 2 of 2

Auction Reports (1986-1989)

Box 2 of 2

Auction House Umbrella Agreements

Box 2 of 2

After Sale Advice (1986-1993)

Box 2 of 2