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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-062

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Special Exhibition Records, circa 1989-2001

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: circa 1989-2001
Quantity: 6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 07-062
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, production, and execution of traveling and other special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Linnaean Taxonomy in the 21rst Century;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" "Ocean Planet;" "Amber: Window to the Past;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Seeds of Change;" "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" and "Spiders!" Materials include scripts, funding information, budgets, itineraries, schedules, setup and deinstallation instructions, graphics, memoranda, correspondence, notes, meeting minutes, agreements, contracts, publicity packets, clippings, floor plans, architectural drawings, images, object lists, brochures, background materials, specifications, loan paperwork, and condition reports.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the planning, production, and execution of traveling and other special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Linnaean Taxonomy in the 21rst Century;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" "Ocean Planet;" "Amber: Window to the Past;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Seeds of Change;" "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" and "Spiders!" Materials include scripts, funding information, budgets, itineraries, schedules, setup and deinstallation instructions, graphics, memoranda, correspondence, notes, meeting minutes, agreements, contracts, publicity packets, clippings, floor plans, architectural drawings, images, object lists, brochures, background materials, specifications, loan paperwork, and condition reports.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-062, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

Transmittal forms/Purchase Orders

Box 1 of 7

Schedules, history

Box 1 of 7

Task force

Box 1 of 7

Administration (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Final Report

Box 1 of 7

Meetings

Box 1 of 7

Agreements - Volvo/Nordic Council of Ministers

Box 1 of 7

Brainstorming

Box 1 of 7

Budget

Box 1 of 7

Paper Samples

Box 1 of 7

410 Review comments

Box 1 of 7

Notes

Box 1 of 7

Statement of Purpose

Box 1 of 7

Bracketmaking

Box 1 of 7

Budget breakdown - Staff costs

Box 1 of 7

Funding

Box 1 of 7

Schedule

Box 1 of 7

Barbro Osher Foundation

Box 1 of 7

Catalogues (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Funds

Box 1 of 7

Production Estimates

Box 1 of 7

Foreign draft requests

Box 1 of 7

Purchase Orders, Contracts (4 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Statens Historika Museum

Box 1 of 7

Couriers

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Sigrid Raland (Norway)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Margret Gisladottir (Iceland)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Jacqueline Moran (Scotland)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Jan Bronsted (Denmark)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Carin Orrling

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Peter Henricksen (Denmark)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Amy Clarke (British Museum)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Andrew Morrison (English Heritage)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Aki Arponen (Finland)

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Ellen Pearlstein

Box 1 of 7

Couriers - Bruce Bourque

Box 1 of 7

Courier Travel (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Graphic Design

Box 1 of 7

Final Reports

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Film

Box 2 of 7

Ship Animation

Box 2 of 7

Fabrication Bid

Box 2 of 7

Punch list (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Panoramic stock images

Box 2 of 7

Purchase Orders/Shipping Receipts/Invoices

Box 2 of 7

Publicity Packets for Venues

Box 2 of 7

Copyright Permission

Box 2 of 7

Object list

Box 2 of 7

Metro Advertisement

Box 2 of 7

Lenders

Box 2 of 7

Insurance

Box 2 of 7

Sanders trip

Box 2 of 7

Outline

Box 2 of 7

Kick off meeting

Box 2 of 7

Iceland Interactive

Box 2 of 7

Schedule (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Space Preparation (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Saga Program

Box 2 of 7

Charlie Morrow Associates

Box 2 of 7

Content

Box 2 of 7

Drawings/Fabrication

Box 2 of 7

Models

Box 2 of 7

Media/Press (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Prospectus

Box 2 of 7

Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 7

Masterpiece International

Box 2 of 7

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

Box 2 of 7

Shipping

Box 2 of 7

Shari Stout - Assistant Registrar

Box 2 of 7

Transmittals

Box 2 of 7

Ely

Box 2 of 7

Venues

Box 2 of 7

Floor Plans

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Tour (3 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Tour estimate

Box 3 of 7

Tour information

Box 3 of 7

Purchase Orders and Invoices

Box 3 of 7

Joel Berglund

Box 3 of 7

Vikings Contacts

Box 3 of 7

Design (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 7

Floor Plans

Box 3 of 7

Notes

Box 3 of 7

Tour

Box 3 of 7

Prospectus

Box 3 of 7

Object List

Box 3 of 7

Script

Box 3 of 7

Security

Box 3 of 7

Logo

Box 3 of 7

Travel

Box 3 of 7

Foroya Fornminnisavn, Faeroe Islands

Box 3 of 7

National Museum of Finland

Box 3 of 7

National Museum of Scotland

Box 3 of 7

Purchase Orders

Box 3 of 7

Shipments and Purchase Orders - Jim Rubinstein

Box 3 of 7

Expenses

Box 3 of 7

Retail

Box 3 of 7

Audiovisual

Box 3 of 7

Design

Box 3 of 7

Loans

Box 3 of 7

Final Report

Box 3 of 7

MFM Design

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Press

Box 4 of 7

Budget

Box 4 of 7

Education

Box 4 of 7

Vikings RFP

Box 4 of 7

Tricky Objects (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 7

Meteorites on a Mission

Script

Box 4 of 7

General (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Linnaean Taxonomy in the 21st Century

General

Box 4 of 7

Loans

Box 4 of 7

Exhibit

Box 4 of 7

Voyages of Discovery

General

Box 4 of 7

Houston (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

De-installation

Box 4 of 7

Administration (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Customs

Box 4 of 7

Budget

Box 4 of 7

Contracts (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Voyages II

Box 4 of 7

Voyages III

Box 4 of 7

Voyages information packet

Box 4 of 7

Ferdinand Bauer's Natural History Drawings

Box 4 of 7

Mr. Kinsey

Box 4 of 7

Design

Box 4 of 7

Fabrication

Box 4 of 7

Lenders

Box 4 of 7

Object List

Box 4 of 7

Orders

Box 4 of 7

Media/Press

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Retail

Box 5 of 7

Schedule

Box 5 of 7

Script

Box 5 of 7

Shipping

Box 5 of 7

Travel

Box 5 of 7

Voyages Demolition - Hall 10

Box 5 of 7

Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists (Mammals on the Move)

Fabrication

Box 5 of 7

Gift agreements

Box 5 of 7

Specimens

Box 5 of 7

Annette's research (2 folders, includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 7

Mammals

Box 5 of 7

Budget - Behring

Box 5 of 7

Content Design

Box 5 of 7

Script

Box 5 of 7

Larsen

Box 5 of 7

Photo Research

Box 5 of 7

Kirk O' Brien

Box 5 of 7

Vision Statements

Box 5 of 7

Brochure

Box 5 of 7

Film

Box 5 of 7

Photo Rights information

Box 5 of 7

Slides

Box 5 of 7

Memorandum of Understanding

Box 5 of 7

Ann Jacobs - Photo Researcher

Box 5 of 7

Script/Design

Box 5 of 7

Design

Box 5 of 7

Anteaters (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Box 5 of 7

Anteaters education

Box 5 of 7

Anteaters Purchase Orders

Box 5 of 7

Concepts

Box 5 of 7

Resources

Box 5 of 7

Resources - Edentata - General

Box 5 of 7

Resources - Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 7

Resources - Photographs

Box 5 of 7

Resources - Anteaters (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Culture

Box 5 of 7

Hall 10

Box 5 of 7

Hologlobe Dome

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

Ocean Planet

Wu Letter (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Tour

Box 6 of 7

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Box 6 of 7

Ocean Planet Letterhead

Box 6 of 7

MFM scope of work

Box 6 of 7

Funding

Box 6 of 7

Publicity

Box 6 of 7

Budget Correspondence

Box 6 of 7

Donation Agreement

Box 6 of 7

Dispersal

Box 6 of 7

Larry Fuente

Box 6 of 7

Fuente's Globe Pictures

Box 6 of 7

Photography

Box 6 of 7

Photograph Rights

Box 6 of 7

Purchase Orders

Box 6 of 7

RFP and Final Report

Box 6 of 7

Amber: Window to the Past

General (Tickets/Slides)

Box 6 of 7

Specifications

Box 6 of 7

Caves: A Fragile Wilderness

General (Memorandum of Understanding, Schedule, Script, Correspondence) (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems

Notes

Box 6 of 7

Frontier Association

Box 6 of 7

General (Correspondence, Slides)

Box 6 of 7

Seeds of Change

General

Box 6 of 7

Shipping

Box 6 of 7

Photographs and Negatives

Box 6 of 7

Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands

General

Box 6 of 7

Loans (3 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Negatives

Box 6 of 7

Black and White Photographs

Box 6 of 7

UCLA - Granary Bird

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

Condition Reports

Box 7 of 7

Spiders!

Pictures

Box 7 of 7

General

Box 7 of 7