Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Exhibition Records, 1996-2006
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.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 8/8/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Oswald; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Nobel, Alfred Bernhard, 1833-1896
- National Museum of American History (U.S.)
- Invention at Play (Exhibition) (2002-2011: Washington, D.C.)
- Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize (Exhibition) (2001: Washington, D.C.)
- Nobel Prizes
- Museum exhibits
- Technological innovations
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-586, Lemelson Center, Exhibition Records