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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-586

Lemelson Center

Exhibition Records, 1996-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Lemelson Center
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1996-2006
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 12-586
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibitions "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize" and "Invention at Play". "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize" explored the motivation and vision of Nobel laureates and the history of Alfred Bernhard Nobel and his prize. "Invention at Play" was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, "Invention at Play" (IAP) was both a traveling exhibition and permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) until it closed in 2011. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, permissions, proposals, publicity records, and clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibitions Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize and Invention at Play. Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize explored the motivation and vision of Nobel laureates and the history of Alfred Bernhard Nobel and his prize. Invention at Play was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, Invention at Play (IAP) was both a traveling exhibition and permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) until it closed in 2011. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, permissions, proposals, publicity records, and clippings.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 8/8/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Oswald; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-586, Lemelson Center, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize

CD-ROM - Permissions, 2003

Box 1 of 1

CD-ROM - Comments on final version, 2004

Box 1 of 1

Landsarkivet I Lund, 1999-2001

Box 1 of 1

Tekniska Museet, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Royal Library (Stockholm), 1999

Box 1 of 1

The City Museum of Stockholm, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 1

Denver Public Library, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Final production book, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Research, clearance and rights, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Images - Rights, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Invention at Play

Program manual - Exhibition information, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Lemelson Center media, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Group experiences, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Playful invention cart, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Public programs, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Articles, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Public relations for programs, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Museum theater, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Videos, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Program manual - Gift shop, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Argyle Design proposal - Invention kits, 2006

Box 1 of 1