Director's Records,
1959-2014

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 15-273
Creators:
Museum Conservation Institute
Dates:
1959-2014
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the history and work of the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI). MCI serves as the center for specialized technical collection research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums and collections. Through knowledge of materials and through the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques MCI staff provides technical research studies and interpretation of artistic, anthropological, biological, and historical objects. Some materials in this accession date from when MCI was known as the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (SCMRE) and the Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL). Directors documented in this accession include Charles Olin, 1966-1967; Robert M. Organ, 1968-1983; Alan Postlethwaite, Acting Director, 1983-1984; Lambertus Van Zelst, 1985-2003; and Robert J. Koestler, 2004- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant proposals, meeting agendas and minutes, organizational charts, strategic plans, presentations, staff lists, clippings, and images.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-273, Museum Conservation Institute, Director's Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 10/01/2003 memoranda, Wright to N'Gadi; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Organ, R. M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Zelst, Lambertus Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Koestler, Robert J. (Robert John), 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postlethwaite, Alan W., 1924-2014 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olin, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Preservation of materials Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu