Remodeled Highlights of Latin American Archaeology Hall

ID: SIA2012-5288

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: circa 1954

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 20

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  • An exhibit case containing artifacts from Mexico on display in the newly remodeled "Highlights of Latin American Archaeology Hall."
  • The hall (Hall 23) is the first permanent exhibit hall to be completely renovated since the building was opened to the public in 1910. The renovation was begun in 1951 as part of the Institution's Exhibits Modernization Program and "presents man's cultural development from his earliest known beginnings in Latin America to the high civilizations of the Inca, Aztec, and Maya."


  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Archaeology, Division of
  • Natural History Building
  • Highlights of Latin American Archeology (Exhibition) (1954: Washington, D.C.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 20

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


circa 1954

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  • Archaeology
  • Artifacts
  • Art
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Art, Mexican
  • Museum exhibits


Latin America



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Number of Images:1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Interior; Exhibit ; Medium: Photographic Print

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