Smithsonian Institution, Justification for Supplemental Appropriation for Restoration and Renovation of Old Court of Claims Building

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Argues for the supplemental appropriation of money for the renovation and restoration of the Old Court of Claims Building (the original Corcoran Gallery of Art and the future Renwick Gallery). Expresses the need for a separate gallery to display the arts of design and justifies the transformation of the Court of Claims Building into a gallery.


  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Court of Claims Building
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Rec. Unit 99, Box 69, Folder 1

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


July 1, 1965


  • Architecture
  • Restoration
  • Art, American
  • Art museums
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


Washington (D.C.)

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