Exhibition Records,
1996-2009

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 12-371
Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
1996-2009
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14.19 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the Lemelson Center exhibition, Invention at Play. This exhibition was structured as an interactive exhibition that examined the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology. Opening in 2002, Invention at Play (IAP) was both a traveling exhibition and permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) until it closed in 2011. People represented in the collection include Gretchen Jennings, Project Director, and Claudine Klose, Program Manager. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, surveys, reports, budget records, interview transcripts, grant proposals, brochures, newsletters, feasibility studies, images, audio recordings, videotapes, architectural drawings, floor plans, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-371, Lemelson Center, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 8/8/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Oswald; Contact reference staff for details.

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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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