National Institute Acquires Works of Art

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Summary

Along with the collection of John Varden, the National Institute (then called the National Institution for the Promotion of Science) acquires art objects from the Columbian Institute. The collections of the National Institute are transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in the 1850's.

Subject

  • Varden, John c. 1790-1865
  • Columbian Institute
  • National Institute
  • National Institution for the Promotion of Science

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Taylor, Joshua C. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978, p. 6.

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
  • History
  • Acquisitions
  • Museums
  • Art--History
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Art objects

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