An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $7,718,000 is appropriated for all necessary expenses for the 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.; 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 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 $1,834,000 is appropriated for the upkeep and operation 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, or to members at a price lower than to the general public; purchase, repair and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator operators and uniforms; purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents; maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds; expenses of travel; and restoration and repair of works of art.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 73 Stat. 92
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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73 Stat. 92 (1959); Pub. L. No. 86-60 (Book)

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


  • 1960
  • 06/23/1959


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archaeology
  • Membership
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • 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, institutions, etc--Membership
  • Buildings--Protection
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Museum publications
  • Travel


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 92, 106

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