Exhibition Records, 1986-2017

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Consists of records documenting the work of the Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management in the preparation and development of exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, particularly the movement of art objects on loan both to and from the museum. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; black-and-white photographs and transparencies; schedules; visitor comments; proposals; budget records; loan information; contracts; lender files; checklists; agreements; facility reports; color photographs, slides, and transparencies; permissions; proposals; resumes; press kits; exhibition scripts; catalogue manuscripts; video recordings; posters; brochures; invitations; clippings; and audio recordings. Some materials are in electronic format.


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1986
  • 1986-2017

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Art museums
  • Art, American
  • Exhibitions
  • Portraits, American
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Collection management


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Compact discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Videotapes
  • Audio cassettes
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Posters
  • Brochures
  • Color negatives
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Clippings
  • Electronic records
  • Digital images
  • Digital versatile discs

Local number

SIA RS00706

Physical description

68.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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