This accession consists primarily of files created by the Department of Applied Arts and Industrial Design for exhibitions held at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from 1982 through 1991, particularly "Design in the Service of Tea," and "L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France, 1789-1989." Exhibition records include lender files containing correspondence, memoranda, and agreement forms; object inventories and photographs; publicity files; research files containing notes, articles, card files, and photographs; exhibition outlines and planning documents; and notes on the catalogue. The records also contain program files concerning acquisitions, loans, publications, interns, and lectures; administrative files on budgets, reports, travel, and memoranda; and subject files on such topics as the Decorative Arts Association. Also included is the Department's correspondence file for 1993. Some records date to when the department was known as the Department of Decorative Arts and when the museum was known at the Copper-Hewitt Museum.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-170, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Applied Arts and Industrial Design, Records
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