Arthur Taussig "The Museum Project" Photoprints

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1396
Creators:
Taussig, H. Arthur
Dates:
circa 1995-2015
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
6 boxes
Repository:
The collection contains color photoprints, organized regionally, of the interiors and exteriors of the museums documented by Taussig.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Arthur Taussig created "The Museum Project" to document what he terms "vernacular" museums in America, on offbeat or esoteric subjects. The collection contains color photoprints, organized regionally, of the interiors and exteriors of the museums he documented, and a hard drive containing all the images from the project.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series
Series 1: Photoprints, 2003-2005

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arthur Taussig was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received a degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He began studying art and photography with John Upton at Orange Coast College in 1964. While doing advanced studies at UCLA, he continued his studies in photography with Robert Heinecken and Robert Fichter. In summers, he worked with photographers John Upton, Minor White, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Oliver Gagliani, and others. He accepted a teaching position in Photography at Orange Coast College where he later also taught film. In 1982 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist's Grant.
Source
https://www.arthurtaussig.com/external-photographs/the-museum-project/

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Archives Center staff, 2021.
Author
Archives Center Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Arthur Taussig, 2016

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Arthur Taussig "The Museum Project" Photoprints, circa 1995-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museums -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1990-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 21st century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vernacular museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives