These records document the conceptualization, development, design, and execution of several exhibitions held by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum from 1973 through 1992, and of exhibitions rejected or cancelled by the museum. Exhibition files include proposals; research files; correspondence with object lenders, scholars, and exhibition designers; photographs, slides, and checklists of objects; installation floor plans and blueprints, including layout drawings by Robin Parkinson; scripts and label copy; publicity materials; press reviews; funding and budget records; catalogue publication notes; and bibliographies. In addition, the records contain slides that were shown in some exhibitions.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 531, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
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