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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 00-091

National Museum of African Art

Curatorial Records, 1964-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1964-1999
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 00-091
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Lydia Puccinelli, Curator of Collections, National Museum of African Art, 1979-1999. Between 1964-1979, Ms. Puccinelli served as a curator at the Museum of African Art, prior to its joining the Smithsonian Institution. A large portion of the correspondence is in response to public inquires regarding the identification and assessment of objects. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, exhibition materials, photographs of objects, slides, floorplans, didactics, and label text.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Lydia Puccinelli, Curator of Collections, National Museum of African Art, 1979-1999. Between 1964-1979, Puccinelli served as a curator at the Museum of African Art, prior to its joining the Smithsonian. A large portion of the correspondence is in response to public inquires regarding the identification and assessment of objects. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, exhibition materials, photographs of objects, slides, floorplans, didactics, and label text.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-091, National Museum of African Art, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Collections Management Policy

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence A-Z

Box 1 of 2

Deaccessions - Frederick Douglass (4 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Education - Funding

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition - Emblems of Status

Box 1 of 2

Exhibitions - 1964-1983

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Schedules - 1979-1980

Box 1 of 2

Exhibitions - General - MAFA (Museum of African Art)

Box 1 of 2

Gifts - 1987 - National Museum of African Art (NMAfA)

Box 1 of 2

Gifts - 1994 - NMAfA

Box 1 of 2

Guggenheim Door

Box 1 of 2

History - NMAfA

Box 1 of 2

Memoranda - 1982-1983

Box 1 of 2

Memoranda - 1983-1986

Box 1 of 2

Press Releases

Box 1 of 2

Quadrangle - Building

Box 1 of 2

Quadrangle - Opening Exhibits - Didactic Materials - Meetings

Box 1 of 2

Resident Associates Program

Box 1 of 2

SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits Service) - Ethiopia - Exhibition

Box 1 of 2

SITES - Treasures from the Smithsonian - Exhibition

Box 1 of 2

Smithsonian 150th Anniversary

Box 1 of 2

Public Inquiries - 1984-1999 (12 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Paddles

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Exhibitions 1977- 1979

Box 2 of 2

Exhibition - Art and Agriculture in Africa - United States Department of Agriculture - 1979

Box 2 of 2

Exhibition - African Art and Culture - Central Intelligence Agency - 1979

Box 2 of 2

Exhibition - From the Earth

Box 2 of 2

Exhibition - Emblems of Wealth - American Numismatic Association

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence and Budget

Box 2 of 2

Publicity, Floor Plans, Images of Objects

Box 2 of 2