An Act To amend the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • Section 2 of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951) is amended by inserting the following new paragraph: "that museums are vital to the preservation of our cultural heritage and should be supported in their role as curator of our national consciousness." Additional amendments relate to: continuity of membership of national councils; membership of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; authorization of appropriations; establishment of the Institute of Museum Services within the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities; National Museum Services Board; and the establishment of a National Medal of Arts.
  • To the extent of the availability of funds for such purpose, the Secretary of the Interior shall enter into a thirty-year agreement with the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, to provide educational facilities for the use of, and to develop cooperative educational and arts programs to be carried out with the postsecondary fine arts and museum services programs of the Institute of American Indian Arts administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is directed to conduct a study for the purpose of determining the need, if any, for a museum facility to be established for the benefit of the Institute of American Indian Arts, the feasibility of establishing such museum, and the need or desirability to establish any such museum in close proximity to the facilities currently being used by such Institute at the College of Santa Fe.

Subject

  • United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • College of Santa Fe
  • Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Institute of Museum Services
  • National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951)
  • National Medal of Arts
  • National Museum Services Board
  • United States Dept. of the Interior

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 98 Stat. 223
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act Amendments of 1983."

Contained within

98 Stat. 223 (1984); Pub. L. No. 98-306 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1986
  • 05/31/1984

Topic

  • Historians
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America--Museums

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 223-27

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