This accession consists of records documenting declined artwork offered by artists, private collectors, dealers, art galleries, foundations, corporations, and through estates and loans to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Earlier records date back to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art and the National Collection of Fine Arts, respectively. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; appraisal reports; financial summaries; agreements; intellectual property information; curricula vitae; object lists; estate information; press releases, articles, and newspaper clippings; photographs, slides, and negatives of artwork; drawings; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-136, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office, Acquisition Records (Declined)
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 3/22/2019 memorandum, Johnstone to Laura Augustin; Contact reference staff for details.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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