Funds Granted for Quadrangle Planning

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A $960,000 Congressional appropriation is set aside for the planning of the Quadrangle project. The Quadrangle will be a new museum complex that will serve as a center for African, Near Eastern and Asian cultures. This is the first federal appropriation for the project, whose planning has been underway since 1978 with support from unrestricted trust funds.


  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1983, p. 47.

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


December 23, 1981


  • Art, African
  • Museum buildings
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Building
  • Art, Asian

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