An Act Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • The sum of $3,000,000 is appropriated for salaries and expenses for the Smithsonian Institution including: preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from Government surveying and exploring expeditions; for international exchanges; for anthropological researches among American Indians and natives of lands under the jurisdiction or protection of the U.S.; for excavation and preservation of archeological remains; for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; for administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; for administration, construction and maintenance of laboratory and other facilities on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone; for maintenance and administration of a national air museum; for travel; for purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; for repairs and alterations of buildings; and for preparation of manuscripts, drawing, and illustrations for publications.
  • The sum of $1,275,000 is appropriated for salaries and expenses for the National Gallery of Art including; upkeep and operation of the Gallery and the protection and care of the works of art therein; for payment in advance when authorized by the treasurer of the Gallery for membership in library, museum, and art associations or societies whose publications or services are available to members only; for purchase, repair and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators; for purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents thereof, for maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds; for travel; and for restoration and repair of works of art.

Subject

  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • United States National Museum
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 67 Stat. 298
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

67 Stat. 298 (1953); ch. 302 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1953
  • 07/31/1953

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archaeology
  • Membership
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Protection
  • Salaries
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Watchmen
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Manuscripts
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Preservation of materials
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • National Collections
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Membership
  • Buildings--Protection
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Museum publications

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • North America

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 298, 310-11

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