Cooper-Hewitt Museum Renamed

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The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design in New York City is renamed the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, and in 1976, it is renamed the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design.


  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • National Museum of Design


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 136.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1969. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969, p. 443.

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


April, 1969


  • Decoration and ornament
  • Name Changes
  • Decorative arts

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