Exhibition Records,
1979-2006

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 19-080
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1979-2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of exhibition records created and maintained by Gary Sturm, Assistant Chair, Division of Cultural History, that document his work on the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Museum of American History and other institutions. Sturm studied mathematics at Beloit College and pursued European Studies at the University of Copenhagen before joining the Smithsonian in 1975. In 1981 Sturm helped the Smithsonian acquire its first Stradivarius, the 1701 Servais cello. As the Assistant Chair, Sturm was responsible for the preservation and study of some 5000 musical instruments. Sturm also served as Executive Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. Included are records from when the division was known as the Division of Musical Instruments and subsequently the Division of Musical History, and Office of Cultural History. Also some materials date to when the museum was known as the National Museum of History and Technology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, programs, brochures, loan records, images, sounds recordings, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-080, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 10/9/2012 memorandum, Johnstone to Rogers; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sturm, Gary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Office of Cultural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beloit College Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kobenhavns universitet Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Chamber Music Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Division of Musical Instruments Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Violin Makers Before 1930: The Inspiration of Stradivari (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blue Guitars (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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