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May 14 Carnegie Mansion/Cooper-Hewitt Museum

May 14 Cooper Union Museum in New York City Joins SI

 

May 14 Cooper Union Museum in New York City Joins SI

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Year: 
1968
Month: 
may
Day: 
14
Date: 
Tue, 1968-05-14

After a judicial review of the Smithsonian Institution/Cooper Union Museum agreement, the Supreme Court of the State of New York rules that the transfer of the Cooper Union Museum to the Smithsonian could be accomplished and that the museum was legally an entity within the Smithsonian Institution. On July 1, 1968, the Smithsonian takes over the Cooper Union's museum, and the museum is renamed the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.