Negotiations Begin between MAI and AMNH

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Summary

Negotiations to merge their collections begin between the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Negotiations continue on and off for several years, but the merger never occured.

Subject

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Braun, Arbara, "Cowboys and Indians, The History and Fate of the Museum of the American Indian," The Village Voice, 8 April 1986, p. 38.

Contact information

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

Date

1982

Topic

  • Historians
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America--Museums

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