Gems and Minerals Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

ID: MNH-083A or MNH083A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1958

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 17

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Summary

The new Gems and Minerals Exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History. Part of the Exhibits Modernization Program initiated under Secretary Carmichael, the reinstallation features sleek terrazzo floors and curving modernist wall partitions to create architectural variety out of the classical beaux-arts formality of the original building.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 17

Contact information

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

Date

1958

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Terrazzo
  • Gems
  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Mineralogy
  • Geology
  • Exhibitions
  • Minerals

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MNH-083A or MNH083A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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