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Summary

The Museum of Natural History opens exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Jordan in the Foyer Gallery of the Natural History Building. The exhibit, sponsored by the Government of Jordan, ran from 27 February to 21 March, and drew approximately 209,643 visitors. The scrolls then moved to the University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia, where they were displayed from 3 to 25 April as part of a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibit. Negotiations for the loan of the specimens and accompanying photos had been in progress since 1960 with the Government of Jordan.

Subject

  • Dead Sea Scrolls (Exhibition)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
  • Natural History Building

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," March 1965, p. 4.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," July 1981, p. 3.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1964. Washington, D.C.: Governmet Printing Office, 1965, p. 98.

Contact information

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

Date

February 27, 1965

Topic

  • Exhibitions
  • Jordan

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