Master, Exhibition, and Project Drawings,
1984-1999

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 07-043
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Dates:
1984-1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12.47 cu. ft. (28 blueprint storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of master, exhibition, and project drawings created by the Department of Design and Production. The master drawings consist of drawings to which can be added those structures, details, etc. needed to generate specific exhibit or project drawings. These drawings are arranged numerically by gallery or room number and are filed first. The exhibition drawings consist of working drawings from which copies could be made and are filed alphabetically by name (in many cases the drawings are designated by the working title of the exhibit at the time or only by the artist's name). Lastly there are project drawings which consist of drawings for projects other than exhibits and include drawings for such things as pedestals and tie-backs, as well as drawings of storage spaces and the administrative suite. These drawings are filed alphabetically together with the exhibition drawings. Many of the drawings are of the Patent Office Building where the National Portrait Gallery is located.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-043, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production, Master, Exhibition, and Project Drawings

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum techniques Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans 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.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu