An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $144,366,000 is appropriated for the necessary expenses of the Smithsonian Institution, including: research in the fields of art, science, and history; development, preservation, and documentation of the National Collections; presentation of public exhibits and performances; collection, preparation, dissemination, and exchange of information and publications; conduct of education, training, and museum assistance programs; maintenance, alteration and protection of buildings, facilities, and approaches; three replacement passenger vehicles; purchase, rental, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for employees; and $1,000,000 to be made available to the trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for payment to the National Symphony Orchestra. None of these funds shall be available to a Smithsonian Research Foundation.
  • The sum of $2,000,000 is appropriated for payments in foreign currencies which the Treasury Department shall determine to be excess to the normal requirements of the United States, for necessary expenses for carrying out museum programs, scientific and cultural research. Not to exceed $500,000 may be used to make grant awards to employees of the Smithsonian Institution. The sum of $1,550,000 is provided for the expenses of planning, construction, remodeling, and equipping of buildings and facilities at the National Zoological Park. The sum of $8,450,000 is appropriated for the restoration and renovation of buildings owned or occupied by the Smithsonian Institution.
  • The sum of $32,878,000 is provided for the upkeep and operations 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; purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents thereof, and maintenance, alteration, improvement and repair of buildings and grounds; and restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art. A sum of $4,900,000 for the repair, renovation, and restoration program of the original West Building shall remain available until expended.
  • The sum of $2,321,000 is provided for expenses necessary in carrying out the provision of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1356), including hire of passenger vehicles and services. Notwithstanding section 203 of the Museum Services Act, as amended, the Institute of Museum Services hereafter shall be an entity within the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities.


  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.)
  • National Collections
  • National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1356)
  • Institute of Museum Services
  • United States Museum Services Act
  • Foreign Currency Program (FCP)
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 96 Stat. 1966
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

96 Stat. 1966 (1982); Pub. L. No. 97-394 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1984
  • 12/30/1982


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


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 1966, 1991-92, 1994

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