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During fiscal year 1952, under the direction of Annemarie H. Pope (Mrs. John A.), the National Collection of Fine Arts inaugurates the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Initially, it is financed by the Alice Pike Barney Fund and a grant from the State Department.


  • Barney, Alice Pike, 1857-1931
  • Pope, Annemarie H
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 177.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1952, p. 9.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. p. 180.

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