This accession consists of records which document the work of the Office of Exhibitions on exhibitions that were mounted by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1980 to 1995. Major exhibitions undertaken by the NPG in this period, and documented in these records, include Benjamin West and His American Students (1980-1981); Charles Willson Peale and His World (1982-1983); American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (1987-1988); On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (1988-1989); and Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (1990-1991).
The exhibition records consist largely of lender files, which contain correspondence with lenders, loan agreements, and object photographs. Other exhibition files include scripts, label copy, travel schedules, shipping and insurance information, object conservation information, and catalog and brochure information.
The records also include a series of files on outgoing loans from the NPG permanent collection, dating from 1992 to 1996.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-083, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
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