An Act To rename the National Collection of Fine Arts and the Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution as the National Museum of American Art and the National Museum of American History, respectively

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Summary

The bureau of the Smithsonian Institution designated as the National Collection of Fine Arts by section 6b of the joint resolution entitled "Joint Resolution providing for the construction and maintenance of a National Gallery of Art", approved March 24, 1937 (20 U.S.C. 71 note), shall be known as the "National Museum of American Art". The bureau of the Smithsonian Institution known as the Museum of History and Technology and so referred to in the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the construction of a building for a Museum of History and Technology for the Smithsonian Institution, including the preparation of plans and specifications, and all other work incidental thereto", approved June 28, 1955 (20 U.S.C. 59 note), shall be known as the "National Museum of American History".

Author

96th Congress, Sess. 2, 1980

Subject

  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 94 Stat. 1884
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

94 Stat. 1884 (1980); Pub. L. No. 96-441 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1981
  • 10/13/1980

Topic

  • Names
  • Name Changes
  • Museums
  • Museums--Names

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 1884

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