Curatorial Records, 1964-2006

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Consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Lydia Puccinelli, Curator of Collections, National Museum of African Art, 1979-1999 and as curator at the Museum of African Art, 1964-1979, prior to its joining the Smithsonian Institution; Andrea Nicolls, Assistant Curator and Curator; and Philip L. Ravenhill, Chief Curator, 1987-1997. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, brochures, exhibition materials, proposals, lender information, purchase recommendations, photographs of objects, slides, floor plans, sketches, didactics, newsletters, clippings, and label text. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Puccinelli, Lydia
  • Nicolls, Andrea
  • Ravenhill, Philip L
  • Museum of African Art (U.S.)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1964
  • 1964-2006

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


  • Art, African
  • Curatorship
  • Art museums
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Art museum curators
  • Museums--Curatorship


  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Newsletters
  • Floor plans
  • Sketches
  • Ephemera
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Floppy disks
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Drawings

Local number

SIA RS01455

Physical description

8.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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