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Summary

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service is transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, under whose jurisdiction it had been since 1952, to the United States National Museum. Expansion of the scope of the exhibits into crafts, history, technology, science and education was initiated.

Subject

  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution) Traveling Exhibition Service
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 177.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 54.

Contact information

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

Date

February 14, 1966

Topic

  • Exhibitions
  • Reorganizations

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