Introduction to the Building Chronology for the Museum of History and Technology

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Summary

Excellent overview of the evolution of the design for the Museum of History and Technology, from its origins in the overcrowded Arts and Industries Building to the influence of the exhibition modernization program of the 1950s. Discusses the architecture, its exterior stylistic messages and its interior programmatic considerations.

Subject

  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation unpublished manuscript

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(Manuscript)

Contact information

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

Date

August 1992

Topic

  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Exhibitions
  • Buildings
  • Building

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