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Accession 14-162,  National Postal Museum ,  Exhibition Records, 2009-2012

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Postal Museum
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 2009-2012
Quantity: 1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 14-162
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the planning, design, and fundraising for the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum (NPM). Named for its primary benefactor, the Gallery is the world's largest gallery dedicated to philately. The 12,000 square feet of gallery space is divided into six thematic areas, highlighting items from the museum's collections and includes interactive displays. Also included is a brochure for the first exhibition within the gallery, "Favorite Finds." Materials include a request for proposal; planning, concept, and schematic documents and drawings; floor plans; opening day materials; auction catalogs; and brochures.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the planning, design, and fundraising for the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum (NPM). Named for its primary benefactor, the Gallery is the world's largest gallery dedicated to philately. The 12,000 square feet of gallery space is divided into six thematic areas, highlighting items from the museum's collections and includes interactive displays. Also included is a brochure for the first exhibition within the gallery, "Favorite Finds." Materials include a request for proposal; planning, concept, and schematic documents and drawings; floor plans; opening day materials; auction catalogs; and brochures.

Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 09/25/2013 memorandum, Toda to O'Donnell; 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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-162, National Postal Museum , Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

Historic Lobby and William H. Gross Stamp Gallery

Auction catalogs - British North America: Important Postage Stamps and Postal History; Confederate States of America: Postmasters' Provisionals The War Between the North and South, November 19, 2009 - Proceeds to go towards the creation of the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit Design Request for Proposal, December 7, 2009

Box 1 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - 100% concept design, June 1, 2010

Box 1 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - 100% schematic design, September 16, 2010

Box 1 of 2

Richard Lewis Media Group - Historic Lobby Media Concept Design, November 13, 2012

Box 1 of 2

National Postal Museum Feasibility Study - Proposed Use of Social Networking in the Welcome Center, November 16, 2010

Box 1 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - 100% design development, December 15, 2010

Box 1 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - 100% design development cost estimate, December 15, 2010

Box 1 of 2

Fundraising brochures

Box 1 of 2

Opening day - Invitation, event program, and commemorative envelopes, September 22, 2013

Box 1 of 2

"Favorite Finds" exhibition (September 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014) - Brochure, 2013

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

SmithGroup - NPM Philatelic Center of Excellence - Draft Concept, February 1, 2008

Box 2 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - 100% schematic design, September 14, 2010

Box 2 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - Historic Lobby and Welcome Center Signage - 100% programming, September 14, 2010

Box 2 of 2

Exhibit Design - 100% schematic drawings, September 14, 2010

Box 2 of 2

Pull-Out Frames - 100% design drawings, December 16, 2010

Box 2 of 2

Exhibit Design - 100% design drawings, December 16, 2010

Box 2 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - Historic Lobby and Welcome Center Signage - Schematic Design Progress, December 16, 2010

Box 2 of 2

Gallagher & Associates - 100% construction documentation, June 17, 2011

Box 2 of 2

Richard Lewis Media Group - Final Media Design, November 12, 2012

Box 2 of 2