Exhibition and Program Records,
1983-2014

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 14-272
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Dates:
1983-2014
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
nsists of records that document the work of the Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) in coordinating and planning exhibitions and programs. A program documented was the colloquium co-sponsored by the National Museum of American History and the American Association of Museums (now American Alliance of Museums) on collections planning. The colloquium was a forum for representatives from a variety of museums to come together to discuss a profession-wide set of standards and best practices for collections planning. A group of 35 museums were selected from across the United States, representing both large and small institutions, with different governing authorities, at different stages in the planning process, and represented history, art, natural science, and other disciplines.
Also documented are the exhibition review process, including records from the Committee on Exhibitions and Programs (CEP), Project Review Committee (PRC), and Focus Forward. Additionally, there are records documenting the collecting plans from various departments and divisions under the purview of the Office of Curatorial Affairs. Lastly, included are the records of James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, which document his work on exhibitions, collecting, and management.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, policies, collection plans, meeting agendas and notes, and proposals. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-272, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 05/30/2013 memorandum, Toda to Henderson; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Gardner, James B., 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Alliance of Museums Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Committee on Exhibitions and Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Project Review Committee Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Focus Forward Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Office of Curatorial Affairs. Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Collection management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Acquisitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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