Cultural Resources Center of NMAI Opens in February

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Summary

The Cultural Resources Center of the National Museum of the American Indian opens in February of 1999. Located in Suitland, Maryland, adjacent to the Museum Support Center, the CRC will house the bulk of the museum's collections and its research, community relations, repatriation, collections management and conservation staff. This innovative building, which includes ceremonial spaces for use of objects by Native American tribes, was based on concepts by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and designed by Tobey & Davis, the Polshek Partnership, and the Native American Design Collaborative.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Museum Support Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates
  • Polshek Partnership
  • Native American Design Collaborative
  • Tobey & Davis

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Year 1999. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000, pp. 37-38.

Contact information

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

Date

February 1999

Topic

  • Design
  • Buildings, Openings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Historians
  • Repatriation
  • Ethnology
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • Building
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America--Museums
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museum exhibits
  • Architecture--Design and plans

Place

  • Suitland (Md.)
  • North America

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