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Accession 94-093

National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production

Exhibition Records, 1989-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1989-1992
Quantity: 3.43 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Accession 94-093
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consist of files from the Department of Design and Production, National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Included are correspondence between the NPG curatorial staff and other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. There is also correspondence between the NPG staff and other external art museums, including individual artists and art experts regarding borrowing photographs and prints. A majority of the memoranda and notes concern inter-departmental efforts to plan, design and exhibit various shows in the museum. Other records include exhibition prospectus forms, records pertaining to exhibitions, projects and contracts; work and purchase orders; project submittal requests; expenditure lists; exhibition captions and checklists; transparencies; budget proposals; acquisition lists; exhibition production sketches and production; and requisitions for services. Interspersed among the records are correspondence and memoranda between Chiefs of various divisions and the NPG Director, Alan Fern, between the public and the Director, and between the donors and Museum's Registrar, Suzanne C. Jenkins. Also amongst the records are memoranda and notes among the Department's Chief, Nello R. Marconi, the Production Manager Stephen di Girolamo, exhibitions curator, Beverly J. Cox and curator of prints, Wendy Wick Reaves. Included among the records are pamphlets, exhibition floor plans, drawings and sketches, samples of carpets and paper, prints, and photographs.

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These records consist of files from the Department of Design and Production, National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Included are correspondence between the NPG curatorial staff and other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. There is also correspondence between the NPG staff and other external art museums, including individual artists and art experts regarding borrowing photographs and prints. A majority of the memoranda and notes concern inter-departmental efforts to plan, design and exhibit various shows in the museum.

Other records include exhibition prospectus forms, records pertaining to exhibitions and planned and projects and contracts; work and purchase orders; project submittal requests; expenditure lists; exhibition captions and checklists; transparencies; budget proposals; acquisition lists; exhibition production sketches and production; and requisitions for services. Interspersing the records are correspondence and memoranda between Chiefs of various divisions and the NPG Director, Alan Fern, between the public and the Director, and between the donors and Museum's Registrar, Suzanne C. Jenkins.

Also interfusing the records are memoranda and notes among the Department's Chief, Nello R. Marconi, the Production Manager Stephen di Girolamo, exhibitions curator, Beverly J. Cox and curator of prints, Wendy Wick Reaves. Included among the records are pamphlets, exhibition floor plans, drawings and sketches, samples of carpets and paper, prints and photographs.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-093, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Banner Rigging System

Box 1 of 4

Carpet for Hall of Presidents

Box 1 of 4

Carpet for Lobby & Stairs

Box 1 of 4

Carpet Staining from Tape

Box 1 of 4

CD ROM Jacket

Box 1 of 4

Coat Room Renovation

Box 1 of 4

Courtyard Furniture

Box 1 of 4

Cultures In Motion - Completed

Box 1 of 4

Curved Track

Box 1 of 4

Custom Carpet Order (1988-1992)

Box 1 of 4

Exterior Security Lighting

Box 1 of 4

Frame Storage Glazing

Box 1 of 4

Guard Tour Stations

Box 1 of 4

Hall of Presidents Cases Reinstalled

Box 1 of 4

Hygrothermograph Cases

Box 1 of 4

Information Desk

Box 1 of 4

Information Desk Signs

Box 1 of 4

Intern Brochures

Box 1 of 4

Kiosks

Box 1 of 4

Museum Shop Posters

Box 1 of 4

Loans to Institutes

Box 1 of 4

Office Hangings/Screenings

Box 1 of 4

Permanent Collection - Follow-up and Security

Box 1 of 4

Pouffe

Box 1 of 4

Security Wiring fr Recent Acquisitions - also New Adhesive Wire

Box 1 of 4

Annie Leibovitz

Box 1 of 4

Arnold Newman

Box 1 of 4

Camera Portraits

Box 1 of 4

Daguillard

Box 1 of 4

Eisenhower Commemorative

Box 1 of 4

F Street Corridor Changes - (Post Hosokawa)

Box 1 of 4

Five of Hearts

Box 1 of 4

Group Portraits

Box 1 of 4

Hosokawa

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Isamu Noguchi I & II

Box 2 of 4

Irving Penn

Box 2 of 4

Jackson

Box 2 of 4

Lassie

Box 2 of 4

Levi-Franks Portraits

Box 2 of 4

Lincoln's Contemporaries

Box 2 of 4

Marisol Portrait Sculpture

Box 2 of 4

Oliphant

Box 2 of 4

Patent Model Show

Box 2 of 4

Photo Treasures, Archives

Box 2 of 4

Portrait of the Law

Box 2 of 4

Posters

Box 2 of 4

Presidential Scholars

Box 2 of 4

Ralph Earl

Box 2 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, May 1990

Box 2 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, November 1990

Box 2 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, May 1991

Box 2 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, November 1991

Box 2 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, December 1992

Box 2 of 4

Reinstallation of 202 - Washington

Box 2 of 4

Reinstallation of 211, 212, & Alcove

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Reinstallation of Permanent Collection - 7th Street

Box 3 of 4

Rembrandt Peale

Box 3 of 4

Richard Avedon

Box 3 of 4

Resident Associate 25th Anniversary

Box 3 of 4

Spirit of Party - Hamilton & Jefferson

Box 3 of 4

Time/Vickrey

Box 3 of 4

Time/World War II

Box 3 of 4

Treasures

Box 3 of 4

Washington, George

Box 3 of 4

Washington Print Club

Box 3 of 4

Winold Reiss

Box 3 of 4

Columbian Exposition

Box 3 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, June 1993

Box 3 of 4

Recent Acquisitions, July 1992

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Charles Wilson Peale and His World

Box 4 of 4

Facing the Light

Box 4 of 4

Jack Dempsey

Box 4 of 4

Peace Medals

Box 4 of 4

Athenaeum Installation

Box 4 of 4

Portraits by George Bellows

Box 4 of 4

Benjamin West

Box 4 of 4

Haptic Gallery

Box 4 of 4

Champions

Box 4 of 4

American Portraits in the Grand Manner

Box 4 of 4

Return to Albion

Box 4 of 4

American Portrait Drawings

Box 4 of 4

Portrait Painter

Box 4 of 4

Portraits from Versailles

Box 4 of 4

Demolition Plan

Box 4 of 4