Cooper Union Museum Closes

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Summary

The trustees of the Cooper Union close the Museum to the public due to lack of interest. The Cooper Union trustees believe the collections would be better administered and developed in other hands.

Subject

  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • National Museum of Design

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Lynes, Russell. More Than Meets the Eye. The History and Collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. New York: Smithsonian Institution, 1981, p. 38.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1968. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968, p. 21.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 154.

Contact information

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

Date

July 3, 1963

Topic

  • Art muesums
  • Art museums

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