Legislation for Museum of African Art Signed

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President Carter signs S. 2507 into law, authorizing the Institution to acquire the Museum [of African Art] and its collections and properties. The wording of the first section of the bill is as follows "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United State of America in Congress assembled ... The Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution ... is authorized to accept a deed or other instrument donating and transferring to the Smithsonian Institution, the land and improvements thereto, collections of works of art, and all other assets and property of the Museum of African Art."


  • Carter, Jimmy 1924-
  • Board of Regents
  • Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • United States President


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 11/1978, p. 1

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October 5, 1978


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