"Locks from Iran" Opens at NMNH

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"Locks from Iran: Pre-Islamic to the Twentieth Century," opens at the National Museum of Natural History. The exhibition contains over 400 examples of Persian metalwork that illustrate the creative combination of art and technology. Locks of all size, shapes, materials and mechanisms, including examples from the early Christian era, are displayed along with photographs and text. The exhibition is produced and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.


  • Locks from Iran: Pre-Islamic to the Twentieth Century (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution) Traveling Exhibition Service


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, p. 6.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 405, Box 1, Folder 1977, Calendar of Events, January 1977.

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


January 29, 1977


  • Locks and keys
  • History of Technology
  • Exhibitions



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