Exhibition Records,
1963-1973
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 314
Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design
Dates:
1963-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
23 cu. ft. (46 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records include research, correspondence, and photographs concerning the design and installation of exhibitions; information on national art conferences; Harry Lowe's correspondence as curator of exhibits; correspondence with art galleries, museums, and private collectors who loaned art work to NCFA; exhibition schedules and research on exhibits considered by an exhibits committee; correspondence and memoranda from NCFA staff who represented the Smithsonian on Washington, DC, art projects; and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service records.
Asterisk denotes photographs and/or brochures on art work are located in the folder.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of Exhibits was established as a separate function within the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) in FY 1964, when Harry Lowe was appointed curator of exhibits. In FY 1970, the title of the office was changed to Exhibition and Design. When Lowe became the NCFA assistant director for operations in FY 1973, David Keeler was appointed chief, Office of Exhibition and Design.
The Office of Exhibition and Design is responsible for the design, preparation, installation, and maintenance of both changing and permanent exhibition galleries, and for the aesthetic development of all other public and nonpublic areas of the NCFA section of the Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries Building.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 314, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design, Exhibition Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lowe, Harry, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keeler, David B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum loans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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