Repair of National Museum of Natural History's Rotunda Dome

ID: 2003-19488

Creator: Beck, Jane

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1988

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: January 1989

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Summary

Scaffolding erected so workmen could scale the heights to repair plaster on National Museum of Natural History's (NMNH) rotunda dome. During renovation, visitors could still see the African bush elephant from the edges of the blocked-off rotunda floor or from a balcony above. For protection, the popular pachyderm was temporarily housed in an enclosure swathed in plastic.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, January 1989

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: January 1989

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1988

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Scaffolding
  • Repairs
  • Rotundas
  • Natural History Building
  • Rotunda
  • Buildings--Conservation and restoration
  • Domes
  • Natural History Building--Rotunda

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

2003-19488

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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