Restoration and Renovation Records,
1984-2006

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 07-061
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
1984-2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of two series and documents the Department of Design and Production's role in restoration and renovation projects at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Series 1 consists of records documenting miscellaneous projects involving conservation lab ventilation, lighting, the courtyard fountain, exterior stone and window restoration, and roof replacement. Series 2 consists of records documenting the Patent Office Building (POB) renovation and enhancement. This series contains extensive documentation of the development and planning work that went into the renovation and enhancement of the POB. Such aspects of this process include materials related to the movement of personnel and labs into the Victor Building, accessibility issues, work on museum shops, historic preservation, landscape planning, lighting, open storage cases, off-site storage facilities, exterior window and stone restoration, and the courtyard roof. Key people involved in this process include Stephen di Girolamo, POB Project Director, and Nello Marconi, Chief of Design and Production. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, meeting minutes, chronologic files, architectural drawings, floor plans, schematics, maps, drawings, color photographs, and black-and-white photographs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-061, National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production, Restoration and Renovation Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Marconi, Nello. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
di Girolamo, Stephen Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Victor Building (Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture and the physically handicapped Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum buildings -- Barrier-free design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Portraits, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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