MAI and AMNH to Merge

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Summary

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (MAI) have reached an agreement in principle to merge. The museums do not know the exact form the merge will take, but preliminary thoughts are that the two institutions would maintain their legal identities, mode of governance and programs, but have MAI move to the location of AMNH. Note: This merger never took place.

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

Bennetts, Leslie. "Natural History and Indian Museums to Join." The New York Times, 16 June 1983, p. 1, C15.

Contact information

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

Date

June 1983

Topic

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

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