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"Treasures of the Smithsonian Institution" opens at the Royal Scottish Museum in conjunction with the thirty-eighth annual Edinburgh International [Arts] Festival. The exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, designed and produced by the Office of Exhibits Central, and coordinated by the Office of Public Service. Symposia and musical performances were also presented in conjunction with the exhibition.


  • Office of Exhibits Central
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of Public Service
  • Royal Scottish Museum (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
  • Treasures of the Smithsonian Institution (Exhibition) (1984: Edinburgh)
  • Edinburgh International Festival


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Ripley Chronology states that the exhibition draws on artifacts from most of the Smithsonian museums, and that performers of various kinds accompany the exhibit. Ripley Chronology gives title as "Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution."
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 421.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

Contact information

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


August 11, 1984


  • Festivals
  • Art
  • Public relations
  • Traveling exhibitions
  • International Activities
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Entertainers
  • Special events
  • Art objects
  • Performing arts

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