Collection Records,
1965-1996

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 01-112
Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management
Dates:
1965-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The bulk of these records document periodic "gallery checks" of the collections in each gallery space. The objects were examined in situ for evidence of deterioration, damage, or need for cleaning. Each worksheet records the condition of one object. There may be several checks over time recorded on one sheet.
The sheets contain the following information: the artist, title (of the object), accession number, location (gallery), date (examined), by whom, condition/damage, repair (action taken), and date (of repair). The last two headings regarding repair are usually blank. The conservation laboratory notes and object files record any repairs to the object.
In addition to the gallery checks are statistical reports regarding yearly accessions to the collection. There are also two files for the following: lecture files for Fanfare (Fans from the 18th Century-20th Century) Parts I, II, & III [Exhibition, Renwick Gallery, 2/17/1984-7/8/1985] and Celebrate America (book). The last two files were created and maintained by Lenore B. Fein, Museum Registration Specialist.
Materials include "gallery check" worksheets, statistical reports, correspondence, memoranda, checklists, research notes, and related records.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-112, National Museum of American Art. Office of Registration and Collections Management, Collection Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fein, Lenore B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fanfare: Fans from the 18th Century - 20th Century, Parts I, II, III (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrate America: in poetry and art: paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs, and other works of art from the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Monograph) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Collection management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Statistics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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