An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $133,823,000 is appropriated for necessary expenses of the Smithsonian including: research in the fields of art, science, and history; development, preservation, and documentation of the National Collections; presentation of public exhibits and performances; exchange of information and publications; conduct of education, training, and museum assistance programs; maintenance, alteration, operation, lease and protection of buildings, facilities, and approaches; up to 3 replacement vehicles; and purchase, rental, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for employees. None of these funds shall be available to a Smithsonian Research Foundation. The sum of $4,500,000 is provided for payments in foreign currencies which the Treasury Department shall determine to be excess to the normal requirements of the U.S., for necessary expenses for carrying out museum programs, scientific and cultural research, and related educational activities.
  • Further, not to exceed $500,000 may be used to make grant awards to employees. For necessary expenses of planning, construction, remodeling, and equipping of buildings and facilities at the National Zoological Park, the sum of $1,150,000 is provided. The sum of $8,000,000 is appropriated for necessary expenses of restoration and renovation of buildings owned or occupied by the Smithsonian Institution. For necessary expenses to construct a building for the Museum of African Art and a gallery for Eastern art together with structures for related educational activities in the area south of the original Smithsonian Institution Building, the sum of $1,000,000 is appropriated. The sum of $1,950,000 is provided for the expenses necessary in carrying out the provisions of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1356), including hire of passenger vehicles and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
  • The sum of $31,057,000 is provided for the upkeep and operations of the National Gallery of Art including: the protection and care of the works of art; administrative expenses; 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; purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents; maintenance, alteration, improvement, and repair of buildings and grounds; and not to exceed $70,000 for restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art; and not to exceed $3,850,000 for the repair, renovation, and restoration program of the original West Building.


  • Foreign Currency Program (FCP)
  • Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Collections
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1356)
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 95 Stat. 1391
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

95 Stat. 1391 (1981); Pub. L. No. 97-100 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1982
  • 12/23/1981


  • Communication in science
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Elevators
  • Museums
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Motor vehicles
  • Uniforms
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Education
  • Preservation of materials
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Membership
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Research grants
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Protection
  • Science Information Exchange
  • Watchmen
  • Art, Asian
  • Art objects--Conservation and restoration
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Membership
  • Buildings--Protection
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Elevator operators
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Research


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 1391, 1411-13

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