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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-109

National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director

Director's Records, 1986-1997, 2001-2017

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Title: Director's Records
Dates: 1986-1997, 2001-2017
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-109
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) administrative and professional activities during the tenures of Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Patricia L. Fiske, Acting Director, 1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008; and Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, 2009-2017. Topics covered include diversity, fundraisers, exhibitions, events, memorials, lectures, strategic plans, and NMAfA productivity. Materials include correspondence, notes, lectures, photographs, memoranda, project records, invitations, brochures, reports, news clippings, and related material.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) administrative and professional activities during the tenures of Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Patricia L. Fiske, Acting Director, 1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008; and Johnnetta B. Cole, Director, 2009-2017. Topics covered include diversity, fundraisers, exhibitions, events, memorials, lectures, strategic plans, and NMAfA productivity. Materials include correspondence, notes, lectures, photographs, memoranda, project records, invitations, brochures, reports, news clippings, and related material.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 3/30/2017 memorandum, Yowell to Holmes; 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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-109, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Director's Records

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Container List

Box 1

Massachusetts Review Article - Johnnetta B. Cole Writing, 2011, 2015

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Speech - Anacostia, 2009

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Speech - Minnesota, 2010

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Speech - NMAfA Luncheon for President Sirleaf, 2012

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Speech - African Leaders Awards, 2013

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Speech - Africa Atlanta, 2014

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Speech - Florida, Call for Greater Diversity, 2014

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Speech - Georgetown University, 2014

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Speech - American Alliance of Museums (AAM), 2015

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Speech - Pasadena Rotary Club, 2016

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Speech - Provost Dialogue, 2016

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Speech - North Carolina Museum of Art, 2016

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Speech - University of Pennsylvania, 2017

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Speech - Michigan State University (MSU), 2016

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Presentation - Smithsonian Institution (SI), Presentation to Regents, 2009

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Presentation - Conversations, 2013 (2 folders)

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Presentation - Conversations, 2015 (2 folders)

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Presentation - SI Presentation of Challenges, undated

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Sylvia Williams - Memorial Material, 1995-1997

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John Pemberton III - Memorial, 2016

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Events 2009 - Herskovits, At the Heart of Blackness

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Events 2009 - Arts Reception

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Events 2009 - Nigeria Independence Anniversary

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Events 2009 - Savor South African Wine

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Events 2009 - Life Objects: Rites of Passage in African Art

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Events 2009 - North Carolina Johnnie Fullerwinder

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Events 2009 - Invitations

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Events 2009 - Dawn McCoy

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Events 2009 - Washington D.C. Alumnae Chapter

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Events 2009 - Warren M. Robbins

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Events 2010 - Abdoulaye Wade

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Events 2010 - Invitations

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Events 2010 - Laura Strombotne

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Events 2010 - Art Museum Partnership

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Events 2010 - National Women's Leadership Council

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Events 2010 - Leadership Greater Washington

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Events 2010 - National Science Foundation

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Events 2010 - Cuban Interests Section

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Events 2010 - Many Thousand Gone: Songs of My Father

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Events 2010 - South Africa-Washington Internship Program

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Events 2010 - President's Forum with Young African Leaders

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Events 2010 - Grass Roots

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Events 2010 - Docent Appreciation Luncheon

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Events 2010 - Arena Restaged

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Events 2010 - Daniel Yohannes

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Events 2010 - Essence

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Events 2010 - Diplomats, Leaders and the Next Generation

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Events 2010 - Fundraiser

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Events 2010 - New Dialogue on Race

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Events 2010 - United Way

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Events 2010 - Millennium Leadership Initiative

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Johnnetta B. Cole (JBC) - Museum Donation, 2010

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Events 2011 - Artist's in Dialogue

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Events 2011 - Flashpoints and Fault Lines

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Events 2011 - Bonnie Berry

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Events 2011 - Howard University

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Events 2011 - David Driskell Prize Dinner

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Events 2011 - University of Maryland

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Events 2011 - Africa Underground

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Events 2011 - University of the Virgin Islands

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Events 2011 - Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award

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Events 2011 - First Lady of Gabon

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Events 2011 - Hague Convention Training

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Events 2012 - African Diplomatic Corps Luncheon

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Events 2012 - University of Miami

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Events 2012 - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Events 2012 - American Association of Museums (AAM)

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Events 2012 - Bonnie Berry

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Events 2012 - First Lady of Ghana

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Events 2012 - Let's Talk About Race Discussion

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Events 2012 - Heads of State Reception

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Events 2012 - Howard University

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Events 2012 - African American History in National Parks

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Events 2012 - University of Maryland

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Events 2012 - James Porter Colloquium

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Events 2012 - Sackler Center First Awards

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Events 2012 - Republic of Gambia

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Events 2012 - Black Entertainment Television (BET) Honors Invitation

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Events 2012 - Delta Sigma Theta

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Events 2012 - (Re) Presenting America - SI Symposium

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Events 2013 - Director's Discussion Series

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Events 2013 - Conferment of JBC

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Events 2013 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Events 2013 - Prince George's Community College

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Events 2013 - Salaheddine Mezouar

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Events 2013 - Michelle Obama - National Design Awards

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Events 2013 - Chinua Achebe Memorial

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Events 2013 - SI Celebration Dinners

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Events 2013 - Health, Hair, and Heritage

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Events 2013 - Africare

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Events 2014 - General

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Events 2014 - Ruby Dee Eulogy

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Events 2014 - Africa Atlanta

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Events 2014 - Craft2Wear

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Events 2014 - NMAfA 50th Anniversary

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Events 2014 - Proclamation of SI NMAfA Day

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Events 2014 - 210th Anniversary of Haitian Independence

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Events 2014 - Walt Disney Imagineering

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Events 2014 - Polk Museum of Art

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Events 2014 - Maria De Fatima Velasco

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Events 2014 - The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

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Events 2014 - Maya Angelou

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Events 2015 - Link Sisters

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Events 2015 - General Correspondence

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Events 2015 - Summit

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Events 2015 - National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS)

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Events 2015 - White House Conference

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Events 2015 - Light of the Ancestors

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Events 2015 - Essence Festival

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Events 2015 - First Lady and White House Thank You

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Events 2015 - National Day of Sultanate of Oman

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Events 2015 - Department of State

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Events 2015 - AAM Conference

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Events 2015 - SI and WH Council on Women and Girls

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Events 2015 - Bennett College

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Events 2015 - Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century

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Events 2015 - Abraham Lincoln's 206th Birthday Anniversary

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Events 2015 - Dooky Chase

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Events 2015 - Ford Foundation Diversity

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Events 2016 - AAM Expo

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Events 2016 - Mary Francis Early Lecture

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Events 2016 - Celebrating African Art

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Events 2016 - Board of Trustees Meeting

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Events 2016 - Points of Light

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Events 2016 - General Correspondence

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Events 2016 - African Arts Awards Dinner

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Events 2016 - William G. Bowen

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Events 2016 - Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

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Events 2016 - Memorial Day 150th Anniversary

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Events 2016 - Walt Disney Imagineering

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Events 2017 - "Senses of Time" Media Preview

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Events 2017 - African Arts Awards Dinner

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Events 2017 - Queensland Bankers Equity

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Events 2017 - Central Intelligence Agency

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Events 2017 - University of Pennsylvania

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Events 2017 - Kerry James Marshall

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SI - Response to "Hide/Seek", 2010-2011

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SI - The Secretary, 2005, 2008-2010

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SI - Lawrence M. Small Speech, 2004

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SI - Director's Advisory Group, 2011

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SI - Director's Advisory Group Formation, 2010-2011

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SI - Meetings with the Under Secretary R. Kurin, 2011-2012

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SI - Under Secretary for History of Art and Culture, 2008

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SI - Collection Information Management Committee, 2008

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SI - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2009

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SI - National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), 2005-2006

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SI - NMAfA Office of Policy and Analysis, 2005

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SI - NMAfA Office of Policy and Analysis Study, 2006 (2 folders)

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SI - Office of Policy and Analysis, 2002

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SI - NMAfA Office of Policy and Analysis Study, 2005

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SI - NMAfA Office of Policy and Analysis Study, 2004

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SI - NMAfA Office of Policy and Analysis - African Art Community, 2005

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SI - Research Opportunity Fund, 2008

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SI - Research Training and Services, 2009

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SI - JBC Letter of Application, 2008-2012

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SI - Letter to Lawrence M. Small - Re: Roy Sieber, 2001

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SI - Provost's Dialog, 2016

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SI - Hirshhorn Museum, 2013

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SI - Board of Regents, 1986-1996, 2007-2009

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Fish and Wildlife Services - Ivory, 2014-2017

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Memorandum of Understanding - Restrictions on Archaeological Objects Trade, 2016

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Cuba and Arts Exchange, 2016

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Randolph Macon College - Art Deaccession, 2015

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Islamic State Crisis, 2015

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Executive Summary, 2015

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Diversity and Inclusion, 2010, 2015

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Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) - Leadership Development, 2010

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