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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 05-017

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Exhibition Records, circa 1980-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1980-2002
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (7 folders oversize material)
Collection: Accession 05-017
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The records offer documentation of natural history exhibition production at the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, condition reports, layouts, scripts, publications and work contracts. Exhibits include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Spiders!," "Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection," "5000 Years of Korean Art," "Seeds of Change," "Ocean Planet," "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," and "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga."

Descriptive Entry

The records offer primary documentation of natural history exhibition production at the Smithsonian. Exhibits include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Spiders!," "Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection," "5000 Years of Korean Art," "Seeds of Change," "Ocean Planet," "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," and "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, condition reports, layouts, scripts, publications and work contracts.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-017, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People

Budget - Costs

Box 1 of 5

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) - Permit information

Box 1 of 5

Condition report book (photos only) (3 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Condition reports

Box 1 of 5

Design

Box 1 of 5

Insurance

Box 1 of 5

Japan - U.S. agreement

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Ainu Museum

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Historical Museum of Hokkaido (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Hokkaido Archaeological Cultural Remains Investigation Center (HACRIC)

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Hokkaido Prefectural Government

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Kan Wada

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - National Museum of Ethnology

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Ohtsuka, K.

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Otoineppu

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Rausu

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Shin Mouri (photos)

Box 1 of 5

Loan agreements - Sunazawa

Box 1 of 5

Object list

Box 1 of 5

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Box 1 of 5

BMA

Box 1 of 5

Buffalo Museum of Science

Box 1 of 5

Cooper Hewitt

Box 1 of 5

Dubreuil

Box 1 of 5

Field Museum

Box 1 of 5

Immunity from judicial seizure

Box 1 of 5

Japanese Lenders

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Loan Agreements

Box 2 of 5

Milwaukee Public Museum

Box 2 of 5

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Box 2 of 5

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Box 2 of 5

NMNH - skull loans

Box 2 of 5

Objects: section 1

Box 2 of 5

Objects: section 2

Box 2 of 5

Objects: section 3

Box 2 of 5

Objects: sections 4&5

Box 2 of 5

Objects: sections 6&7

Box 2 of 5

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

Box 2 of 5

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Box 2 of 5

Royal Ontario Museum

Box 2 of 5

Script

Box 2 of 5

Script: sections 1&2

Box 2 of 5

Script: section 3

Box 2 of 5

Script: sections 4-7

Box 2 of 5

Shipping

Box 2 of 5

Signed Agreement

Box 2 of 5

University of Pennsylvania Museum

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Spiders!

Articles

Box 3 of 5

Background/preliminary

Box 3 of 5

Budget

Box 3 of 5

Design

Box 3 of 5

Development/fundraising

Box 3 of 5

Evaluation

Box 3 of 5

Floor Plans

Box 3 of 5

Guide for Elementary Students

Box 3 of 5

Music Rights

Box 3 of 5

Photographs

Box 3 of 5

Photo Rights

Box 3 of 5

Press Releases

Box 3 of 5

Art Institute of Chicago

Box 3 of 5

AV equipment

Box 3 of 5

"Best Of"

Box 3 of 5

Condition Reports

Box 3 of 5

Contract/proposal

Box 3 of 5

Design & Production

Box 3 of 5

Education

Box 3 of 5

Fabrication

Box 3 of 5

Field Museum of Natural History

Box 3 of 5

Footage list/research

Box 3 of 5

Hillmann & Carr

Box 3 of 5

LA County Museum of Art

Box 3 of 5

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 3 of 5

Microscopes

Box 3 of 5

Mural

Box 3 of 5

Object lists

Box 3 of 5

Office of Exhibits Central (OEC)

Box 3 of 5

Olive Jar animation

Box 3 of 5

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) "Boingy"

Box 3 of 5

Panels

Box 3 of 5

Papers

Box 3 of 5

Papers: "The Webs They Weave"

Box 3 of 5

Pins

Box 3 of 5

Proposals

Box 3 of 5

Related Articles

Box 3 of 5

School of American Research

Box 3 of 5

Sierwald, Petra

Box 3 of 5

Teachers Guide

Box 3 of 5

"Thinking Lightly"

Box 3 of 5

Transfers

Box 3 of 5

University of Tennessee

Box 3 of 5

"Weave a Web"

Box 3 of 5

Wrangler Contracts

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Activities

Box 4 of 5

Books

Box 4 of 5

Brochures/posters/banners

Box 4 of 5

Contracts/Agreements

Box 4 of 5

Correspondence

Box 4 of 5

Funding photos

Box 4 of 5

Photo rights/duplicates

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders A-B

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders C

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders D-F

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders J-L

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders M-O

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders P-R

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders S-U

Box 4 of 5

Purchase orders V-Z

Box 4 of 5

Shipping 4/2000 to Blackhawk Museum

Box 4 of 5

Slides

Box 4 of 5

Special Exhibition fund

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection and 5000 Years of Korean Art

Bamboo

Box 5 of 5

Brackets

Box 5 of 5

Budget

Box 5 of 5

Catalog

Box 5 of 5

Cherry Tree

Box 5 of 5

Design

Box 5 of 5

Design/layout book (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Details

Box 5 of 5

Fabric

Box 5 of 5

Goods & Services

Box 5 of 5

Logo

Box 5 of 5

Object list

Box 5 of 5

Panels

Box 5 of 5

Photos

Box 5 of 5

Script

Box 5 of 5

Travel

Box 5 of 5

Korean Art Exhibit - Book 1, Specimen Labels, By-Word Script, Wall Panel Script (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Korean Art Exhibit - Book 2 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5
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Spiders! - Floor Plans, Fabrication

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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga - Fabrication, Plans

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Seeds of Change - Case Details, Plans, Design

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Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska - Plans

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Anteaters Traveling Kiosk

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Meteorites

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Ocean Planet - Design

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