Varden Collection Transferred to National Institution

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Summary

The art collection of John Varden is transferred to the care of "The National Institution for the Promotion of Science." A year later, the society is incorporated and becomes the National Institute. Its duty is to collect and display objects of natural history and the fine arts.

Subject

  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Varden, John c. 1790-1865
  • National Institute
  • National Institution for the Promotion of Science

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Holmes, William H. Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, p. 2

Contact information

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

Date

1841

Topic

  • Art
  • Museums
  • History
  • Art--History
  • Art objects
  • Museum exhibits

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