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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 11-068

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits

Special Exhibition Records, 1985, 1988, 1991-1995, 1998-2007

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: 1985, 1988, 1991-1995, 1998-2007
Quantity: 16.33 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (6 oversize drawing boxes)
Collection: Accession 11-068
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting special exhibitions and traveling exhibitions produced or hosted at the National Museum of Natural History. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Baseball as America;" "America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System;" "A Place Called Home;" "Dinotopia;" "Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations;" "Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness;" "Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925;" "Spirit of Ancient Colombian Gold;" "Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection;" "Peter Rabbit's Garden;" "Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Hawaiian Treasures;" "In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite;" "Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People;" "Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Portraits;" "Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang;" "Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises;" "Korean American Century;" "Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand;" "World of Wonders;" "Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California;" "Subhankar Banerjee: Seasons of Life and Land;" "Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt;" "Transitions: Photographs by Robert Creamer;" "Visual Griots;" "Ancient Microworlds;" "Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey;" "Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibit;" "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska;" "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" "Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota;" "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People;" "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" "Spiders!;" "Shark!;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Royal Tombs of Sipan;" "Seeds of Change;" and "Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums." Materials include memoranda, correspondence, press releases, object lists, scripts, installation images, floor plans, architectural drawings, brochures, budgets, checklists, schedules, exhibition catalogs, graphic elements, videos, maps, ephemera, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting special exhibitions and traveling exhibitions produced or hosted at the National Museum of Natural History. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Baseball as America;" "America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System;" "A Place Called Home;" "Dinotopia;" "Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations;" "Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness;" "Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925;" "Spirit of Ancient Colombian Gold;" "Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection;" "Peter Rabbit's Garden;" "Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Hawaiian Treasures;" "In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite;" "Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People;" "Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Portraits;" "Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang;" "Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises;" "Korean American Century;" "Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand;" "World of Wonders;" "Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California;" "Subhankar Banerjee: Seasons of Life and Land;" "Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt;" "Transitions: Photographs by Robert Creamer;" "Visual Griots;" "Ancient Microworlds;" "Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey;" "Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibit;" "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska;" "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" "Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota;" "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People;" "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" "Spiders!;" "Shark!;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Royal Tombs of Sipan;" "Seeds of Change;" and "Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums." Materials include memoranda, correspondence, press releases, object lists, scripts, installation images, floor plans, architectural drawings, brochures, budgets, checklists, schedules, exhibition catalogs, graphic elements, videos, maps, ephemera, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-068, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

"Baseball as America," 2004

Contract

Box 1 of 20

Conservation

Box 1 of 20

Design (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 20

Notes

Box 1 of 20

Press Materials (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 20

Shipping

Box 1 of 20

"America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System," 2003-2004

Audiovisual Components

Box 1 of 20

Budget

Box 1 of 20

Contracts

Box 1 of 20

Design (5 folders)

Box 1 of 20

Redesign (2 folders)

Box 1 of 20

Redesign Contract

Box 1 of 20

Marnie Briggs, Photograph Researcher, Contract

Box 1 of 20

Box 2

National Archives Facsimile of Endangered Species Act of 1973

Box 2 of 20

Prospectus

Box 2 of 20

Notes/Administration

Box 2 of 20

Public Relations

Box 2 of 20

Schedule/Timeline

Box 2 of 20

Script (2 folders)

Box 2 of 20

Statement of Purpose

Box 2 of 20

Requests for Proposals

Box 2 of 20

Installation Images

Box 2 of 20

Photograph Requests and Permissions (3 folders)

Box 2 of 20

Endangered Species Wall

Box 2 of 20

Condition Reports

Box 2 of 20

Loans

Box 2 of 20

America's Wildest Places Festival

Box 2 of 20

Image Returns

Box 2 of 20

Transmittals

Box 2 of 20

Traveling Exhibition Information

Box 2 of 20

Academy Studios

Box 2 of 20

Pixel Workshop

Box 2 of 20

Theatrical Scrim Images

Box 2 of 20

Box 3

Traveling Exhibition Package

Box 3 of 20

Exhibit Outline and Schematic Design

Box 3 of 20

Draft Script - 95% Design

Box 3 of 20

Construction Specifications Redesign

Box 3 of 20

"A Place Called Home" (Keith Logan), 2001-2002

Traveling Exhibition Information (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 20

Traveling Exhibition Shipping

Box 3 of 20

Exhibition Packages

Box 3 of 20

Press/Publicity (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 20

Contract/Loan Agreement

Box 3 of 20

Letter of Invitation/Potential Contacts

Box 3 of 20

"Dinotopia," 2002

Traveling Exhibition Shipping

Box 3 of 20

Traveling Exhibition Publicity

Box 3 of 20

Traveling Exhibition Budget/Invoices

Box 3 of 20

Potential Contacts/Vendors

Box 3 of 20

Facility Reports

Box 3 of 20

Design

Box 3 of 20

Script

Box 3 of 20

Condition Reports (3 folders)

Box 3 of 20

Box 4

Traveling Exhibition Contract/Loan Agreements/Insurance

Box 4 of 20

Traveling Exhibition Public Relations (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 20

"Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations," 2007

Timeline

Box 4 of 20

Design

Box 4 of 20

Insurance

Box 4 of 20

Notes

Box 4 of 20

Object List and Inventory

Box 4 of 20

Public Relations

Box 4 of 20

Catalogs and Brochures

Box 4 of 20

Images and Graphics (electronic records)

Box 4 of 20

Contract

Box 4 of 20

"Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness," 2003

Administration/Notes (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 20

Contracts

Box 4 of 20

Contracts/Loan Agreements

Box 4 of 20

Design

Box 4 of 20

Press

Box 4 of 20

Shipping

Box 4 of 20

"Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925," 2006

Budget

Box 4 of 20

Conservation

Box 4 of 20

Contracts (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 20

Design

Box 4 of 20

Box 5

Fund Raising

Box 5 of 20

Notes

Box 5 of 20

Smithsonian Institution Internal Loan Agreements

Box 5 of 20

Insurance

Box 5 of 20

Peabody Museum, Harvard University

Box 5 of 20

Public Relations (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 20

Rubin Museum

Box 5 of 20

Shipping

Box 5 of 20

"Spirit of Ancient Colombian Gold," 2005-2006

Budget

Box 5 of 20

Contracts (3 folders)

Box 5 of 20

Conservation

Box 5 of 20

Deinstallation

Box 5 of 20

Customs/Brokerage

Box 5 of 20

Exhibition Guide

Box 5 of 20

Images (electronic records)

Box 5 of 20

Loan Agreements

Box 5 of 20

Notes

Box 5 of 20

Design

Box 5 of 20

Planning

Box 5 of 20

Security

Box 5 of 20

Vendor Forms

Box 5 of 20

Script (3 folders)

Box 5 of 20

Inventory (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 20

Object List

Box 5 of 20

Box 6

"Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection," 2003

Administration

Box 6 of 20

Botanical Art

Box 6 of 20

Condition Reports

Box 6 of 20

Loans

Box 6 of 20

Contracts/Loan Agreements

Box 6 of 20

Leave Slips (3 folders)

Box 6 of 20

Press

Box 6 of 20

Script

Box 6 of 20

Shipping

Box 6 of 20

"Peter Rabbit's Garden," 2002

General

Box 6 of 20

Agreement

Box 6 of 20

Credit Information

Box 6 of 20

Preliminary Design (includes electronic records)

Box 6 of 20

Contracts

Box 6 of 20

Color Plans

Box 6 of 20

Insurance

Box 6 of 20

Material

Box 6 of 20

Press

Box 6 of 20

London Shipment

Box 6 of 20

Shipping

Box 6 of 20

Object Lists

Box 6 of 20

Box 7

Condition Reports (3 folders)

Box 7 of 20

"Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan," 2002

Condition Reports

Box 7 of 20

Content

Box 7 of 20

Contracts

Box 7 of 20

Design

Box 7 of 20

Materials

Box 7 of 20

Press

Box 7 of 20

Transmittals

Box 7 of 20

"Caves: A Fragile Wilderness"

General

Box 7 of 20

"Hawaiian Treasures," 2004-2005

Conservation

Box 7 of 20

ExPlus Contract

Box 7 of 20

Notes

Box 7 of 20

Design

Box 7 of 20

Script

Box 7 of 20

"In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite," 2004

General

Box 7 of 20

Punch List

Box 7 of 20

Script

Box 7 of 20

"Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People," 2001

General (includes electronic records)

Box 7 of 20

"Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Portraits," c. 2003

General

Box 7 of 20

"Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang," 2003-2004

General (2 folders)

Box 7 of 20

Contract

Box 7 of 20

Box 8

"Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises," 2001-2002

Budget

Box 8 of 20

Conservation

Box 8 of 20

Design

Box 8 of 20

Fabrication

Box 8 of 20

Media/Press

Box 8 of 20

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Fisheries

Box 8 of 20

Object Lists

Box 8 of 20

Photographs/Slides

Box 8 of 20

Script

Box 8 of 20

Shipping/Crate Inventory

Box 8 of 20

Transmittals

Box 8 of 20

Training Materials

Box 8 of 20

"Korean American Century," 2003

Administration

Box 8 of 20

Design

Box 8 of 20

Press

Box 8 of 20

Hall 7 Information

Box 8 of 20

"Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand," 2005

General (includes electronic records)

Box 8 of 20

"World of Wonders," 2002

General

Box 8 of 20

"Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California," c. 2000

General

Box 8 of 20

Jordanian Film Festival, 2003

General

Box 8 of 20

Greenland Festival, 2005

General

Box 8 of 20

BugFest

General

Box 8 of 20

"Subhankar Banerjee: Seasons of Life and Land," 2003

General

Box 8 of 20

"Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt" (Red Cloud/Indian Shirt), 2003

General (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 8 of 20

"Transitions: Photographs by Robert Creamer," 2006-2007

General

Box 8 of 20

Box 9

"Visual Griots," 2006-2007

General (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

"Ancient Microworlds," 2005

General

Box 9 of 20

"Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey," 2006

General

Box 9 of 20

"Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibit," 2006

General

Box 9 of 20

"Hawaiian Treasures," 2004-2005

General

Box 9 of 20

Alaskan Native Arts and Cultural Festival, 2005

General (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Environmental Protection Agency Exhibition

General

Box 9 of 20

Greenland Festival, 2005

General

Box 9 of 20

Baird Ambulatory Gallery

Floor Plan

Box 9 of 20

Hall 10

Floor Plans

Box 9 of 20

Drawings

Box 9 of 20

"America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System," 2003-2004

Bald Eagle Videos from National Zoo (includes electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Welcome Video (includes electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Smithsonian's Cartoons (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Chincoteague (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Whooping Cranes (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Kenai (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Computer Interactive (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Credit Panel (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

America's Wildest Festival (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Kroegel Pelican (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Movie Trailers (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Slide Show (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Drawings (electronic records)

Box 9 of 20

Box 10

Miscellaneous (electronic records) (2 folders)

Box 10 of 20

"Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," 1988

Video (2 folders)

Box 10 of 20

"Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands," 1991

Video (2 folders)

Box 10 of 20

"Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota," 1995

Video (2 folders)

Box 10 of 20

"Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," 1999

Video (2 folders)

Box 10 of 20

Exhibition Compact Disc (electronic records)

Box 10 of 20

Box 11

"Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga," 2000

Video

Box 11 of 20

General (electronic records)

Box 11 of 20

General (electronic records) (Accession 13-264)

Box 11 of 20

"Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises," 2001-2002

Video (2 folders) (electronic records)

Box 11 of 20

"Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists"

Video

Box 11 of 20

General (electronic records)

Box 11 of 20

"Spiders!," 1994

Olive Jar Video (2 folders)

Box 11 of 20

Orb Weaving Video

Box 11 of 20

Main Video

Box 11 of 20

Spider Laboratory Video

Box 11 of 20

Box 12

Disc Masters (3 folders)

Box 12 of 20

Victims of Venom Video (2 folders)

Box 12 of 20

Miscellaneous Video

Box 12 of 20

"Shark!," 1985

Video

Box 12 of 20

"Meteorites on a Mission," 2000

Video

Box 12 of 20

"Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan," 2002

Video

Box 12 of 20

Introduction (electronic records)

Box 12 of 20

Box 13

"Voyages of Discovery," 2001

Video

Box 13 of 20

Drawings and Scans (electronic records)

Box 13 of 20

"Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film," 1999

Video

Box 13 of 20

"Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems," 2000

Video

Box 13 of 20

"Royal Tombs of Sipan," 1994

Video

Box 13 of 20

"Seeds of Change," 1991-1993

Video

Box 13 of 20

"Dinotopia," 2002

Video

Box 13 of 20

"Peter Rabbit's Garden," 2002

Video

Box 13 of 20

"Spirit of Ancient Colombian Gold," 2005-2006

General (electronic records)

Box 13 of 20

"Korean American Century," 2003

General (electronic records)

Box 13 of 20

"Visual Griots," 2006-2007

Images (electronic records)

Box 13 of 20

"Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt" (Red Cloud/Indian Shirt), 2003

General (electronic records)

Box 13 of 20

Box 14

Hall 10 Demolition

Drawings (2 rolls)

Box 14 of 20

"Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan," 2002

Hall 10 Drawings

Box 14 of 20

"Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang," 2003-2004

Hall 30 Drawings

Box 14 of 20

Box 15

"America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System," 2003-2004

95% Drawings

Box 15 of 20

Box 16

Original Concept Drawings

Box 16 of 20

Map of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Box 16 of 20

Box 17

"Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection," 2003

Floor Plans (2 rolls)

Box 17 of 20

Box 18

Hall 10 Renovation

100% Design Drawings, 1998

Box 18 of 20

This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics

Map, 1994

Box 18 of 20

Box 19

"Hawaiian Treasures," 2004-2005

Hall 10 Drawings

Box 19 of 20

Hall 30

20% Drawings

Box 19 of 20

"Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises," 2001-2002

Hall 10 95% Drawings

Box 19 of 20

Box 20

"America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System," 2003-2004

Exhibits Graphics Specifications - 100% Design

Box 20 of 20

Redesign - 100% Design Drawings

Box 20 of 20

Redesign - 100% Graphics Package

Box 20 of 20

100% Design Drawings

Box 20 of 20

"Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums," 2002

Drawings

Box 20 of 20

"Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan," 2002

Floor Plan

Box 20 of 20

Hall 30

Renovation Drawings

Box 20 of 20

North Foyer

Case Drawings

Box 20 of 20