Special Exhibition Records,
1981-2002

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-068
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits
Dates:
1981-2002
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the development, design, and execution of special exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Some records also document installations of these NMNH exhibitions at other museums or traveling exhibitions from other museums that were installed at NMNH. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" "Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History;" "Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark;" "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Landscape Kimonos;" "Spiders!;" "Amber: Window to the Past;" "Ocean Planet;" "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast;" "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon;" "Feather Focus;" "Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian;" "Mysterious Manatees;" "Royal Tombs of Sipan;" "Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens;" "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska;" "Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks;" and "Voyages of Discovery." Materials include scripts, installation images, images used in the exhibitions, educational materials, graphics packages, press releases, media books, object lists, condition reports, installation instruction manuals, label copy, floor plans, a grant proposal for "Spiders!," concept sketches, technical drawings, a visitor log, brochures, clippings, schedules, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Materials also include some rights information, particularly music rights, for videos accompanying "Spiders!."

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-068, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga (Traveling exhibition) (2000-2003) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caves: A Fragile Wilderness (Traveling exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape Kimonos (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spiders! (Traveling exhibition) (1994-2000 ) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spiders! (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amber: Window to the Past (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ocean Planet (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1999) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ocean Planet (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon (Traveling exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feather Focus (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mysterious Manatees (Traveling exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Royal Tombs of Sipan (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens (Traveling exhibition) (1989-1993) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska (Exhibition) (1988: Washington D.C.) 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
Voyages of Discovery (Traveling exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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