Art and Archeology of Viet-Nam, Exhibition, 1960


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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1960

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 312, Box 49, Folder: 1

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The National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art, exhibition "Art and Archeology of Viet-Nam" at the Natural History Building, October 27-December 8,1960. The exhibit includes more than 400 objects covering several centuries. It subsequently toured United States cities under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. In this photograph taken on October 26,1960 at the opening reception for invited dignitaries, NCFA Director Thomas M. Beggs discusses exhibits with Vietnamese guest.


  • Beggs, Thomas M
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service


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F1 contains several additional photographs from this event.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 312, Box 49, Folder: 1

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



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

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