Subject Files, 1999-2009

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This accession consists of approximately 19,500 email messages of Olga M. Viso who held a variety of positions within the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), including Associate Curator in the Dept. of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, 1998-2000; Curator of Contemporary Art in the Curatorial Department, 2000-2003; Deputy Director, 2003-2005; and Director, 2005-2007. These records document her curatorial activities as well as administration of HMSG. Topics documented in this accession include special events, the HMSG Board of Trustees, exhibitions, research, professional activities, acquisitions, external affairs, facilities, and budget. This accession includes only those messages residing in Viso's "Inbox," including email received and sent email that she forwarded to herself or on which she copied herself; however the majority of messages are sent mail that were moved into her "Inbox." This accession does not include email filed into other folders. Viso's email account was not immediately closed upon her departure. All materials are in electronic format.


  • Viso, Olga M. 1966-
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Board of Trustees
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Curatorial Department
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of the Deputy Director


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  • 1999
  • 1999-2009

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Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 8/31/1982 memorandum, Bain to Kirkpatrick; Contact reference staff for details


  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • Art
  • Public relations
  • Email
  • Art museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Special events
  • Art museum curators
  • Art museum directors
  • Art, Modern
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Research
  • Electronic mail messages


  • Electronic mail
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA Acc. 10-034

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