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Summary

John Graf appoints subcommittee on modernization of exhibits. The program is initiated in 1954 with a $360,000 Congressional authorization.

Subject

  • Graf, John E
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Date is from internal IHD chronology without source. There is no mention in the Annual Report for that year; however, in the 1950 Annual Report it mentions that during the past 2 to 3 years the job of modernizing exhibits has begun and will proceed as funds become available. The 1954 AR states that the program is initiated in 1954 with a $360,000 Congressional appropriation. The 1957 AR states that the fourth year of the modernization program has come to a close.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1950, p. 2
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1954, p. 25
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1957, p. 35

Contact information

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

Date

June 22, 1948

Topic

  • New Programs
  • Exhibitions
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Museums
  • Museum techniques

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