An Act Relating to the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

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The Director of the National Museum under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution shall: cooperate with museums and their professional organizations in a continuing study of museum problems and opportunities; prepare and carry out programs for training career employees in museum practices; prepare and distribute significant museum publications; cooperate with departments and agencies of the Government of the United States operating, assisting, or otherwise concerned with museums; and report annually to the Congress on progress in these activities. There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act, not to exceed, $200,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, $250,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, $250,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970, and $300,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971.


  • United States Congress
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum Act of 1966


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 80 Stat. 953
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


This Act may be cited as the "National Museum Act of 1966."

Contained within

80 Stat. 953 (1966); Pub. L. No. 89-674 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1967
  • 10/15/1966


  • Museum finance
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Annual Reports
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Management--Museums
  • Museum publications
  • Museum techniques
  • Museums--Educational aspects


Public Law

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 953

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