An Act Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984, and for other purposes

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  • The sum of $155,263,000 is appropriated for the 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, operation, lease and protection of buildings, facilities, and approaches; up to 3 replacement passenger vehicles; purchase, rental, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for employees. The appropriation includes not less than $786,000 to carry out the provisions of the National Museum Act and $500,000 to be made available to the trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for payment to the National Symphony Orchestra and $500,000 for payment to the Washington Opera Society.
  • None of these funds shall be available to a Smithsonian Research Foundation. The sum of $7,040,000 is provided 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, and related educational activities. Not to exceed $500,000 may be used to make grant awards to employees. The sum of $3,500,000 is appropriated for the necessary expenses of planning, construction, remodeling, and equipping of buildings and facilities at the National Zoological Park. The sum of $9,000,000 is appropriated for the necessary expenses of restoration and renovation of buildings owned or occupied by the Smithsonian Institution. Contracts awarded for environmental systems, protection systems, and exterior repair or renovation of buildings may be negotiated with selected contractors.
  • The sum of $34,389,000 is appropriated for the upkeep and operations of the National Gallery of Art including: 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; purchase or rental of devices and services for protecting buildings and contents; maintenance, alteration, improvement, and repair of buildings, approaches and grounds; not to exceed $100,000 for restoration and repair of works of art for the National Gallery of Art.
  • The sum of $4,250,000, for the repair, renovation, and restoration program of the original West Building, shall remain available from the general appropriation, of which not to exceed $1,360,000 shall be available for the special exhibition program. The sum of $2,568,000 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.


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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 97 Stat. 919
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

97 Stat. 919 (1983); Pub. L. No. 98-146 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1985
  • 11/04/1983


  • 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
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • 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

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 919, 946-49

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