Exhibition Records,
1980-2002

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 18-131
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Dates:
1980-2002
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of Ramunas Kondratas, Curator, which document his participation in planning, development and production activities for "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the Twentieth Century" exhibition, with earlier records dating to when Kondratas was in the Division of Medical Sciences at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Also represented in these records are curators Terry Sharrer and Arthur P. Molella, as well as project manager Harold A. Closter. The exhibition chronicled the history of molecular biology and its application and impact on modern-day agriculture and medicine. When the exhibition closed at NMAH in March 1988, it became the inaugural exhibition for the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; a budget summary; a floor plan; scripts; press releases; exhibition reviews; meeting reports; a brochure; visitor comments; photographs; loan information; and a project schedule.

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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-131, National Museum of American History. Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, Exhibition Records

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Sharrer, G. Terry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Molella, Arthur P., 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the Twentieth Century (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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