Loan and Exhibition Records,
circa 1970-1985

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 515
Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar
Dates:
circa 1970-1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of insurance records, art condition reports, facility condition reports, shipping documents and invoices, and photographs, as well as pamphlets and catalogs.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for preserving all documentation on the provenance of works of art in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's (HMSG) collection. In addition, it is responsible for documenting, shipping, and inspecting all the art that the HMSG loans to other institutions or borrows from other collections for use in its own exhibitions.
Prior to acceptance of Joseph Hirshhorn's gift by the United States Congress, registrarial duties were managed by Abram Lerner. In 1968 the first Registrar, Myron O'Higgins, was employed and, in 1969, Thomas J. Girard. In 1970 James J. Elias and Frank B. Gettings served as Associate Registrars. In 1971 Sandra L. Pearson became Acting Registrar. She was made Registrar in 1972. Nancy Sage was Registrar in 1973, followed by Douglas Robinson, 1974- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 515, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar, Loan and Exhibition Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lerner, Abram Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O'Higgins, Myron Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Girard, Thomas J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elias, James J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gettings, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pearson, Sandra L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sage, Nancy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Douglas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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