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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-068

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Special Exhibition Records, 1981-2002

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: 1981-2002
Quantity: 5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 08-068
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the development, design, and execution of special exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Some records also document installations of these NMNH exhibitions at other museums or traveling exhibitions from other museums that were installed at NMNH. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" "Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History;" "Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark;" "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Landscape Kimonos;" "Spiders!;" "Amber: Window to the Past;" "Ocean Planet;" "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast;" "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon;" "Feather Focus;" "Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian;" "Mysterious Manatees;" "Royal Tombs of Sipan;" "Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens;" "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska;" "Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks;" and "Voyages of Discovery." Materials include scripts, installation images, images used in the exhibitions, educational materials, graphics packages, press releases, media books, object lists, condition reports, installation instruction manuals, label copy, floor plans, a grant proposal for "Spiders!," concept sketches, technical drawings, a visitor log, brochures, clippings, schedules, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Materials also include some rights information, particularly music rights, for videos accompanying "Spiders!."

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the development, design, and execution of special exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Some records also document installations of these NMNH exhibitions at other museums or traveling exhibitions from other museums that were installed at NMNH. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" "Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History;" "Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark;" "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Landscape Kimonos;" "Spiders!;" "Amber: Window to the Past;" "Ocean Planet;" "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast;" "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon;" "Feather Focus;" "Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian;" "Mysterious Manatees;" "Royal Tombs of Sipan;" "Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens;" "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska;" "Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks;" and "Voyages of Discovery." Materials include scripts, installation images, images used in the exhibitions, educational materials, graphics packages, press releases, media books, object lists, condition reports, installation instruction manuals, label copy, floor plans, a grant proposal for "Spiders!," concept sketches, technical drawings, a visitor log, brochures, clippings, schedules, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Materials also include some rights information, particularly music rights, for videos accompanying "Spiders!."

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Subject

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-068, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Java - Slides, 1991

Box 1 of 6

Eyes on Science - Slides, 1996

Box 1 of 6

Chip Clark - Slides, 1998

Box 1 of 6

Ainu - Slides, 1999

Box 1 of 6

Buccellati - Slides, 2000

Box 1 of 6

Vikings - Slides, 2000

Box 1 of 6

Keith Logan - Slides, 2001

Box 1 of 6

Caves - Slides, 2001

Box 1 of 6

Java Sea - Slides, 1991

Box 1 of 6

Kimono - Slides, 1996

Box 1 of 6

PRD Request for Proposal, 1996 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Applied Physics Lab's Educational Outreach Programs, 1996-1997

Box 1 of 6

Slides of Old Exhibits, 1981-1994

Box 1 of 6

Exhibit Photographs (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Beyond the Java Sea - Script, 1990

Box 1 of 6

Eyes on Science - Slides and Transparencies, 1996

Box 1 of 6

Spiders! - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Exhibit

Box 1 of 6

Lamidi Fakeye Exhibit

Box 1 of 6

Ainu - Interactives, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 6

Ainu - Script, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 6

Ainu - Graphics Package, 1999

Box 1 of 6

Amber - Slides, 1997

Box 1 of 6

Ocean Planet - Slides, 1995

Box 1 of 6

Kimono - Slides, 1996

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Ainu - Object List, 1999-2000 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Global Warming - Exhibit Text (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Natural Selections (Chip Clark) - Slides, 1998

Box 2 of 6

Eyes on Science - Script and Object List, 1996 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Ocean Planet - Concept Outline and Exhibition Overview, 1993-1995

Box 2 of 6

Spiders! Videodisc - Final Production Notebook Including Rights (Hillman and Carr), 1994

Box 2 of 6

Margaret Mee (Return to the Amazon) - Exhibition Label Copy, 1998 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Ocean Planet Script and Floor Plan, 1994 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Masters of the Ocean Realm, 2001-2002

Box 2 of 6

Ocean Planet - Script, 1994 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Ocean Planet: A World Worth Our Attention - Script, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Roxie's Research Case (Slides) - Feather Focus, 1996, and Volcano Watch, 1998

Box 2 of 6

Manatees - Slides, 1996

Box 2 of 6

Manatees - Notebook, 1996

Box 2 of 6

Java Sea - Slides, 1991

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Sipan - Slides, 1995

Box 3 of 6

Sipan - Photographs and Floor Plans, 1995

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Slides, 1993 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Photograph Sources and Purchase Orders, 1994-1997

Box 3 of 6

Amazing Spiders - Educational Kit, 1992

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Final Script, 1994

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Wrangler Handbook, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 6

Inside Active Volcanoes - Visitor Study, 1990

Box 3 of 6

Crossroads of Continents, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 6

Magnificent Voyagers - Instructional Guide, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Grant Proposal, 1992

Box 3 of 6

Eyes on Science - Script, 1996

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Slides, 1994-1996

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Photographs (4 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Educational Guide, 1995

Box 3 of 6

Spiders! - Spider Lab Guide, 1995

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Spiders! - Spider Lab Installation Manuals (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Public Relations and Record of Exhibit Slides, 1995

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Music Rights, 1994

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Design, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Slides, 1991

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Mythology Photographs

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Spiders Instruction Manual (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Picture Book (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Spiders! - Interactives and Visitor Log, 1993 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Vikings Exhibit - Objects Binder, Volume I (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Vikings Exhibit - Objects Binder, Volume II (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Spiders! - Summative Evaluation, 1995

Box 5 of 6

Spiders! - Script and Public Relations, 1994 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Yup'ik - Notes and Object List, 1997

Box 5 of 6

Yup'ik - Photographs (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Voyages of Discovery - Condition Reports, 2001 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Crossroads of Continents - Condition Reports (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Amber - Slides, 1995

Box 5 of 6

Manatees - Slides, 1996

Box 5 of 6

Ocean Planet - Slides, 1995

Box 5 of 6

Ainu - Slides, 1999

Box 5 of 6

Vikings - Slide Correspondence, 2000

Box 5 of 6

Vikings - Anatomy of an Exhibit, 1996-1999

Box 5 of 6

Vikings - MFM Final Design, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Vikings - Object Book (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Vikings - Schedule, 2000

Box 6 of 6

Vikings - Canadian Museum of Civilization

Box 6 of 6

Vikings - Museum of Los Angeles County

Box 6 of 6