Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Subject Files, 2009-2013
This accession consists of records created and maintained by the Office of the Director during the tenure of Richard Koshalek, Director, 2009-2013. Many of the records document the seven priorities outlined by Koshalek when he first arrived at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG): a fundamental commitment to research; an emphasis on thematic content; and updated approach to collecting and conserving; a new level of connectivity; an artist's presence throughout the museum; opening the doors to collaboration; and curating the museum as a unified public space. Major topics documented in this accession include the Seasonal Inflatable Structure (commonly known as the "Bubble"), the Center for Creative Dialogue, the YOUmedia Center, redesign of the bookstore, development of a new visual identity, exhibitions, development, conference planning, and Koshalek's vision for the future of the museum. Materials include correspondence, planning documents, presentations, meeting materials, press clippings, studies, reports, architectural drawings, promotional materials, white papers, proposals, images, notes, invitations, brochures, stationary, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 8/31/1982 memorandum, Bain to Kirkpatrick; 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.
- Koshalek, Richard
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Seasonal Inflatable Structure
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Center for Creative Dialogue
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. YOUmedia Center
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Electronic records
- Compact discs
- Architectural drawings
- Black-and-white photographs
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-096, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Subject Files