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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-061

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture

Subject Files, circa 1996-1997, 2002, 2006-2009

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture
Title: Subject Files
Dates: circa 1996-1997, 2002, 2006-2009
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 17-061
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the search for directors of both the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) and the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). A small amount of material also documents administrative issues at HMSG. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, position descriptions, reports, press releases, notes, and background information about the museums and previous searches for directors. Some materials were created within the Office of the Under Secretary for Art (2004-2008) and other predecessor units.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the search for directors of both the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) and the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). A small amount of material also documents administrative issues at HMSG. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, position descriptions, reports, press releases, notes, and background information about the museums and previous searches for directors. Some materials were created within the Office of the Under Secretary for Art (2004-2008) and other predecessor units.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 25 years, until Jan-01-2035; Transferring office; 11/7/2016 memorandum, Wright to Milosch/Carroll; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-061, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

HMSG Director Search, circa 2008-2009

Previous Search

Box 1 of 1

Executive Search Firm Search

Box 1 of 1

Executive Search Firm Proposals

Box 1 of 1

Memorandum regarding Search Firm Proposal Rankings and Evaluations, June 27, 2008

Box 1 of 1

Proposed Search Firm Agreement

Box 1 of 1

HMSG Five-year Plan and Program Schedule Draft

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, April 2008

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, May 2008

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, June 2008

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, July 2008

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, August 2008

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, November/December 2008

Box 1 of 1

Jane Milosch Notes

Box 1 of 1

Press regarding Search

Box 1 of 1

HMSG Director Search - Position Timeline

Box 1 of 1

HMSG Director Description

Box 1 of 1

HMSG Director Search Meeting, November 12, 2008

Box 1 of 1

Phillips Oppenheim (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

First Round Interviews and Search Committee

Box 1 of 1

HMSG Director Announcement

Box 1 of 1

HMSG Administrative Issues

HMSG Louise Bourgeois Show, 2008

Box 1 of 1

HMSG Media Conservation Request, 2008

Box 1 of 1

Contemporary Art Curators Forum, 2008

Box 1 of 1

Board Meeting Handbook, February 26, 2009

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence regarding HMSG Security Guards, March 2009

Box 1 of 1

NMAfA Director Search, circa 2007-2009

Position Description

Box 1 of 1

End of Year Gift Confirmation

Box 1 of 1

NMAfA Board

Box 1 of 1

Search Committee

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 18, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Materials Provided to Each Candidate

Box 1 of 1

Interviews, December 29, 2009

Box 1 of 1

Letters of Appointment to Advisory Board

Box 1 of 1

NMAfA Strategic Plan, 2006

Box 1 of 1

NMAfA Historical List of Exhibitions through 2006

Box 1 of 1

NMAfA Earlier Director Searches

Director Search, circa 1996-1997

Box 1 of 1

Director Search, circa 2002

Box 1 of 1