An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • The sum of $4,425,000 is appropriated for the Smithsonian Institution including: preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; international exchanges; anthropological researches among the American Indians and the natives of lands under the jurisdiction or protection of the United States; excavation and preservation of archeological remains; maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; administration of the National Collection of Fine Arts; administration, construction, and maintenance of laboratory and other facilities on Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone; maintenance and administration of a national air museum; expenses of travel; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; repairs and alterations of buildings and approaches; and preparation of manuscripts, drawings, and illustrations for publications.
  • The sum of $1,505,000 is appropriated for the salaries and expenses of the National Gallery of Art including: protection and care of the works of art therein; 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; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators; purchase of rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents thereof; maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds; expenses of travel; and restoration and repair of works of art. The sum of $33,712,000 is appropriated for necessary expenses of construction of a building for the Museum of History and Technology.

Subject

  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • 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

  • 70 Stat. 257
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

70 Stat. 257 (1956); ch. 380 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1957
  • 06/13/1956

Topic

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

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • North America

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 257, 272

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