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Summary

This newspaper article announces an agreement between organizers of the proposed Cold War Museum and the Smithsonian Institution by which the new museum will become an affiliate of the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian, which has 65 other affiliation agreements, brings prestige to the museum, though actual assistance is limited to loaning curators and artifacts. However, it will also help with a feasibility study and decide which of its artifacts could go to the Cold War Museum. The museum's purpose is to make sure people remember events that took place between World War II and 1989. It will be located in Virginia, but the exact location is yet to be determined.

Subject

Cold War Museum

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

The Washington Post (Newspaper)

Contact information

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

Date

Saturday, February 3, 2001

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • Smithsonian influence
  • Antiquities
  • Education
  • Cold War, 1945-1989
  • Museums
  • Cold War
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museum curators

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Physical description

Section C, Page 5

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