New Exhibits Installed in USNM

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During Fiscal Year 1900 many new exhibits were installed in the United States National Museum. They include: the arrangement of the ceramic collection in the gallery of the Northeast Court; the extensive basketry collection and the ethnological exhibits illustrative of Latin America were installed in the gallery of the Northwest Court; in the West North Range the Indian groups and Catlin paintings were nearly completed; improvements were made to the exhibits of American History, Graphic Arts, Land Transportation, and Materia Medica; North American carnivores went on display in the South Hall; and the Southeast Range, after being cleared of storage, was assigned to exhibit reptiles and fishes, which was partially completed by the end of FY1900.


  • Catlin, George 1796-1872
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Fiscal Year 1900 is July 1, 1899 to June 30, 1900
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year 1900. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 56-57.

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  • June 30, 1900
  • 19th century


  • Reptiles
  • Graphic arts
  • Art
  • Art, American
  • Herpetology
  • Transportation
  • Ethnology
  • Ichthyology
  • Catlin Indian Gallery
  • Biology
  • Ceramics
  • History
  • Mammals
  • Medicine
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Animals
  • Fishes
  • Historians
  • Exhibitions
  • Exhibit openings
  • Ethnological museums and collections
  • National Collections
  • Medicine--History
  • Art objects
  • Indians of North America


  • United States
  • North America
  • Latin America

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