Exhibition Records,
1987-2007

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-030
Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces
Dates:
1987-2007
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (4 oversize folders)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of materials related to the development, research, and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), both at the Mall museum site and at the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York, New York. Exhibitions covered include The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama; Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian (working title: Woven from Life: Navajo Textiles); Spirit Capture: Native Americans and the Photographic Image (working title: Photo Masterworks); To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions; Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks; All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture; Stories of the People (also know as A&I Exhibit); Reservation X: The Power of Place; Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World; Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories; and Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities. Also covered are workshops conducted related to the exhibition, Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian; reports and presentations of exhibitions given to the Senior Management Group of NMAI; and materials related to the Exhibition Master Plan (EMP). Staff represented in the collection are James Volkert, Deputy Assistant Director for Exhibitions; Cécile R. Ganteaume, Associate Curator; Harvey Markowitz, Field Specialist; Karen Fort, Deputy Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Public Spaces; Gerald McMaster, Director's Special Assistant for Mall Exhibitions; Clara Sue Kidwell, Assistant Director for Cultural Resources; and Andrea R. Hanley, Project Manager. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research files; exhibition scripts; design development materials; reports; presentations; transcripts; grant proposals; schedules; letters of agreement; color photographs, negatives, and transparencies; black-and-white negatives and photographs; architectural drawings; exhibition drawings; floor plans; audiocassettes; a VHS tape; clippings; pamphlets; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-030, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 12/20/2007 memorandum, Toda to Pahn; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Ganteaume, Cécile R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Markowitz, Harvey Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort, Karen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McMaster, Gerald, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kidwell, Clara Sue Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hanley, Andrea R., 1965- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). George Gustav Heye Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama (Exhibition) (1998-1999: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian (Exhibition) (1996-1997: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spirit Capture: Native Americans and the Photographic Image (Exhibition) (2001-2002: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions (Exhibition) (1997-1998: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer - The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture (Exhibition) (1994-2000: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stories of the People (Exhibition) (1996-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reservation X: The Power of Place (Exhibition) (2000: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World (Exhibition) (2004- : Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories (Exhibition) (2004- : Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities (Exhibition) (2004- : Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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