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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 06-058

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Special Exhibition Records, 1978-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Title: Special Exhibition Records
Dates: 1978-2003
Quantity: 7.69 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 06-058
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History," "Spiders!," "Seeds of Change," "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon," "Galapagos: A Living Laboratory," "Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film," "Red Alert!," "Wondrous Wings," "Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark," "Lichens," "Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian," "Blast from the Past," "Mysterious Manatees," "Pomo Indian Basket Weavers, Their Baskets and the Art Market," "Landscape Kimonos," "Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic," "Contemporary Korean Ceramics," "Amber: Window to the Past," and "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists." Also documented in these records is the IMAX Corporation/Smithsonian Institution documentary film "Galapagos," the Biodiversity Hall, general exhibition planning, and the administration of the Office of Exhibits. Materials include floor plans, schedules, scripts, labels, correspondence, memoranda, images, publications, proposals, agreements, specifications, press packets, press releases, budgets, clippings, contracts, and promotional materials.

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This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History," "Spiders!," "Seeds of Change," "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon," "Galapagos: A Living Laboratory," "Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film," "Red Alert!," "Wondrous Wings," "Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark," "Lichens," "Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian," "Blast from the Past," "Mysterious Manatees," "Pomo Indian Basket Weavers, Their Baskets and the Art Market," "Landscape Kimonos," "Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic," "Contemporary Korean Ceramics," "Amber: Window to the Past," and "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists." Also documented in these records is the IMAX Corporation/Smithsonian Institution documentary film "Galapagos," the Biodiversity Hall, general exhibition planning, and the administration of the Office of Exhibits. Materials include floor plans, schedules, scripts, labels, correspondence, memoranda, images, publications, proposals, agreements, specifications, press packets, press releases, budgets, clippings, contracts, and promotional materials.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-058, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Galapagos: A Living Laboratory

Design for exhibition about film (Bubble plan, Floor plans, Schedule, Labels)

Box 1 of 8

Loan Requests

Box 1 of 8

Notes & Letters

Box 1 of 8

Photographs

Box 1 of 8

Purchase Orders, Invoices, & Requisitions

Box 1 of 8

Press releases, magazine articles

Box 1 of 8

Script (Revisions, Labels)

Box 1 of 8

Slides

Box 1 of 8

Teacher's Guide for IMAX film

Box 1 of 8

Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon

Design for Smithsonian Institution (SI)

Box 1 of 8

Design proposal from Houston Museum of Natural Science

Box 1 of 8

Draft exhibition proposal, 1992

Box 1 of 8

Exhibit labels (includes 3.5" floppy disks)

Box 1 of 8

Field Museum slides and press kit

Box 1 of 8

Loan agreement & Insurance

Box 1 of 8

Objects, layouts, & shipping

Box 1 of 8

Purchase Orders & Contracts

Box 1 of 8

Reception

Box 1 of 8

Slides

Box 1 of 8

Press, 1999

Box 1 of 8

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People

December Workshop

Box 1 of 8

Follow up letter to Dave and Kitty

Box 1 of 8

Hall 10 Drawings

Box 1 of 8

Estimates

Box 1 of 8

Lighting systems

Box 1 of 8

Mero Space Frame

Box 1 of 8

Miscellaneous notes

Box 1 of 8

Truss

Box 1 of 8

Hall 10 Specifications

Box 1 of 8

Venues

Box 1 of 8

Website

Box 1 of 8

Press Packet

Box 1 of 8

Agreement for the Agency for Cultural Affairs - Bunka-Cho

Box 1 of 8

Ainu Grant - JEC request

Box 1 of 8

Asia Cultural Council

Box 1 of 8

Audiovisual

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Budget

Box 2 of 8

Expenses

Box 2 of 8

Catalogs

Box 2 of 8

Purchases

Box 2 of 8

Charlie Morrow (Fundraising proposal, Rejection of Services)

Box 2 of 8

Draft agreement

Box 2 of 8

Draft script of "Voices"

Box 2 of 8

Elisabeth Ward Cash awards

Box 2 of 8

EUI Graphics

Box 2 of 8

Funds management (Carole Lee-Kin)

Box 2 of 8

Graphics

Box 2 of 8

Japan Foundation

Box 2 of 8

Japan Foundation funding

Box 2 of 8

Japan-US Friendship Commission

Box 2 of 8

Meeting minutes and notes

Box 2 of 8

Modified Gallagher contract

Box 2 of 8

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence (2 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Narrative to accompany budget

Box 2 of 8

Nippon Foundation

Box 2 of 8

Office of Exhibits Central (Requests for overtime and cases, Work done to cases)

Box 2 of 8

Preliminary planning

Box 2 of 8

Press (Press kit, Published press)

Box 2 of 8

Project and Hall specifications, 1998

Box 2 of 8

Punch list

Box 2 of 8

Registration (Agreements, Forms)

Box 2 of 8

Draft script

Box 2 of 8

Final script

Box 2 of 8

Slides

Box 2 of 8

Transportation (ANA discount)

Box 2 of 8

Publications, April 1999

Box 2 of 8

Floor plan

Box 2 of 8

Douglas Gallagher - Design budget

Box 2 of 8

Douglas Gallagher - Designs & scopes

Box 2 of 8

Douglas Gallagher - Issues

Box 2 of 8

Douglas Gallagher - Schedules & minutes

Box 2 of 8

Electrical

Box 2 of 8

Logo

Box 2 of 8

Lighting

Box 2 of 8

Dioramas

Box 2 of 8

Fabrication bid

Box 2 of 8

Exhibits Unlimited, Inc. Invoicing

Box 2 of 8

Design for Hall 10 security

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Brochures/Posters

Box 3 of 8

Education Guide

Box 3 of 8

Film

Box 3 of 8

Education

Box 3 of 8

"Women Who Weave" materials

Box 3 of 8

Contracts & Purchase Orders (9 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Design prospectus

Box 3 of 8

Factsheets about exhibition

Box 3 of 8

OKI black & white photos

Box 3 of 8

Public relations - Liz Hill

Box 3 of 8

Press

Box 3 of 8

Space Prep

Box 3 of 8

Loan information

Box 3 of 8

Object lists

Box 3 of 8

Stephen's Limo Service, LLC

Box 3 of 8

Banner/Signs

Box 3 of 8

Brooklyn Museum

Box 3 of 8

Canoe

Box 3 of 8

Cedar Tree

Box 3 of 8

Brochures - Vosswords

Box 3 of 8

Conservator: Ellen Pearlstein

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Catalogue

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Contract

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Faxes & emails

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Historical Museum of Hokkaido

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Meeting notes & memos

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Museum

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Objects

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Opening

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Script

Box 3 of 8

Dubreuil files - Shipping & mailing

Box 3 of 8

Junko Chinen contract

Box 3 of 8

Mr. Nomoto - Apartment

Box 3 of 8

Mr. Nomoto - Insurance Agreement

Box 3 of 8

Mr. Nomoto - Insurance

Box 3 of 8

Mr. Nomoto - Nomoto Spring 1999

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Nippon Express (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Nippon Foundation

Box 4 of 8

Reception

Box 4 of 8

Guest lists

Box 4 of 8

Schedule

Box 4 of 8

Shipping

Box 4 of 8

Translator: Tomoko Yagi

Box 4 of 8

Transmittals

Box 4 of 8

Returns

Box 4 of 8

Staff

Box 4 of 8

Condition reports

Box 4 of 8

Design script, 2/1999

Box 4 of 8

Japanese information

Box 4 of 8

Object sign out

Box 4 of 8

Slides

Box 4 of 8

Red Alert

Red Alert (Botany Lobby)

Box 4 of 8

Wondrous Wings (Butterflies)

North Lobby

Box 4 of 8

Poster Materials

Box 4 of 8

Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark

General (3 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Condition reports and label

Box 4 of 8

Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History

General

Box 4 of 8

Photographs

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

Feather Focus (Roxy Laybourne)

Design

Box 5 of 8

Loans

Box 5 of 8

Notes

Box 5 of 8

Orders

Box 5 of 8

Samples and remains

Box 5 of 8

Script notes

Box 5 of 8

Lichens (Recent Acquisitions Case)

Lichens (Recent Acquisitions Case)

Box 5 of 8

Spiders!

Field museum package

Box 5 of 8

Materials for promotions

Box 5 of 8

Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian

Bibliotheque Centrale/USGS (United States Geological Survey)

Box 5 of 8

Book Loan

Box 5 of 8

Andre Chinue, S.A.

Box 5 of 8

Budget

Box 5 of 8

Brochure script

Box 5 of 8

Contracts

Box 5 of 8

Douglas Gallagher design

Box 5 of 8

Loan

Box 5 of 8

Masterpiece International

Box 5 of 8

Object list

Box 5 of 8

Script

Box 5 of 8

Slides

Box 5 of 8

Tom Simkin

Box 5 of 8

Transparencies

Box 5 of 8

Type galleys and disks (includes 3.5" floppy disk and Zip disk)

Box 5 of 8

Notes/Correspondence

Box 5 of 8

Background/Preliminary

Box 5 of 8

Proposal

Box 5 of 8

Blast from the Past

Contracts (Douglas Gallagher/Brian Huber)

Box 5 of 8

Drill Core sample

Box 5 of 8

Graphics (includes 3.5" floppy disk and Zip disk)

Box 5 of 8

Mysterious Manatee

Budget and Schedule

Box 5 of 8

Exhibition layout

Box 5 of 8

K. Glaser Portfolio & Correspondence

Box 5 of 8

Photographs

Box 5 of 8

Prints and captions

Box 5 of 8

Script

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) (MOU, Memoranda of Agreement, Loan Agreement)

Box 5 of 8

Slides

Box 5 of 8

Working Files

Box 5 of 8

Desert & Sea Photo Show

Desert & Sea Photo Show slides

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Pomo Indian Basket Weavers, Their Baskets and the Art Market

Budget

Box 6 of 8

Contracts (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Design

Box 6 of 8

Notes & slides

Box 6 of 8

Objects

Box 6 of 8

Shipping

Box 6 of 8

Slides and Photographs

Box 6 of 8

Landscape Kimonos

Nippon Express (Purchase Orders, Memorandum, Invoices)

Box 6 of 8

Purchase Orders, Invoices, and Requests

Box 6 of 8

Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic

Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic - Rotunda Exhibit (3 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Spiders!

Budget

Box 6 of 8

Evaluation

Box 6 of 8

Signage

Wayfinding Signage (Hall 25), January-April, 1998

Box 6 of 8

Contemporary Korean Ceramics

Proposal

Box 6 of 8

Script

Box 6 of 8

Labels

Box 6 of 8

Label layout

Box 6 of 8

Agreements

Box 6 of 8

Budgets

Box 6 of 8

Douglas Gallagher and Explus contracts

Box 6 of 8

Graphic panel

Box 6 of 8

Notes/Correspondence

Box 6 of 8

General Exhibition Files

Whales Education - Budget

Box 6 of 8

Open term fabrication evaluations, 1996 (includes 3.5" data cartridge)

Box 6 of 8

Open term fabrication contractors, 1998

Box 6 of 8

Open term design, 1998

Box 6 of 8

Cooperative/Grant agreement - US Fish and Wildlife/Smithsonian

Box 6 of 8

Budget, FY 1998

Box 6 of 8

Exhibit Schedule, 1998

Box 6 of 8

Budget, FY 1997

Box 6 of 8

Biodiversity Hall - Anthropology/Botany (Proposal, Statement, Background, Layout, Correspondence)

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Promotional Materials (Ainu, Beyond Java, Portraits of Nature, Invisible World)

Box 7 of 8

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Master Plans, 1983, 1987

Box 7 of 8

NMNH Strategic Plans, 1983-1998

Box 7 of 8

NMNH Strategic Plans, 1993-1996

Box 7 of 8

NMNH Goals, 2000-2003

Box 7 of 8

Standard Facility Report/Condition Report

Box 7 of 8

Policy Task Force, 1987

Box 7 of 8

Exhibit Department Task Management Plan

Box 7 of 8

Sipan/Kimono Budget

Box 7 of 8

"Seeds of Change" Budget

Box 7 of 8

Bill Reed Budget

Box 7 of 8

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People

ASU invoice

Box 7 of 8

Budget entries for Nomoto trip

Box 7 of 8

Case layout

Box 7 of 8

Catalog record

Box 7 of 8

Chisato Dubreuil contract and invoice

Box 7 of 8

Delivery receipt for photographs and videos

Box 7 of 8

Ely invoice deinstallation

Box 7 of 8

Fact sheet

Box 7 of 8

Final Script

Box 7 of 8

Graphic schedule

Box 7 of 8

Nippon Express Invoice

Box 7 of 8

Catalogue Invoice

Box 7 of 8

Artex Invoice

Box 7 of 8

Shinmyo Invoice

Box 7 of 8

Postcard

Box 7 of 8

Press release

Box 7 of 8

Request for Protection Services

Box 7 of 8

Slides

Box 7 of 8

Shipping invoice

Box 7 of 8

Student flyer invoice

Box 7 of 8

Thomas Cook bill

Box 7 of 8

Transparency fee

Box 7 of 8

Travel - Noriko Kawamura

Box 7 of 8

Travel - Subway Information

Box 7 of 8

Travel - Theodore Timreck

Box 7 of 8

Travel - Vouchers

Box 7 of 8

Vendor Memo and Reissued Memo

Box 7 of 8

Amber: Window to the Past

General

Box 7 of 8

Slides

Box 7 of 8

Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists

Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists (Contracts, Invoices, Object Lists, Title Layout)

Box 7 of 8

General Exhibition Files

Bed & Breakfast accommodations

Box 7 of 8

Brochures for Various Exhibitions

Box 7 of 8

Dental Museum fabrication costs

Box 7 of 8

Evans Gallery

History

Box 7 of 8

Exhibit Funds

Box 7 of 8

Special Exhibit Program

Box 7 of 8

General Exhibition Files

iGo Tour Guide 1997

Box 7 of 8

Museum Shop Banner

Box 7 of 8

NMNH Exhibit Process 1978-1998

Box 7 of 8

Traveling Exhibition Services

Box 7 of 8

"Voyages of Discovery" Exhibition Layout

Box 7 of 8

Women's Committee proposal

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People

Design Layout

Box 8 of 8

Panel Layout

Box 8 of 8

Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists

Design Layout

Box 8 of 8