Project Files, 2008-2010

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This accession consists of electronic records which document the work of the Media Development Department on the permanent exhibition, "Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian," which opened on October 23, 2010. This exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, contains some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central, and South America and demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection as well as highlights the historic importance of many of their iconic objects. This accession primarily consists of raw high definition digital video footage shot in the field at various locations including Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Chile; Michigan; Montana; the Northwest Coast of North America; and Peru. Also included are video interviews with Native Americans and Native American artists, anthopologists, and historians. Materials consist of audio and video files.


  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (Exhibition) (2010-2020: New York, N.Y.)


For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 2008
  • 2008-2010

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 08/25/2009 memorandum, Toda to Davis; Contact reference staff for details


  • Art
  • Historians
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Artists
  • Indian artists
  • Indian art
  • Indians of Central America--History
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America--History
  • Indians of South America--History
  • Anthropologists
  • Indians of Central America
  • Indians of South America


  • Montana
  • Northwest Coast of North America
  • Guatemala
  • Chaco Canyon (N.M.)
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Michigan


  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions
  • Interviews
  • Exhibitions

Local number

SIA Acc. 10-067

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