Exhibition Records,
1969-1992

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 531
Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions
Dates:
1969-1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes) (oversize materials)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum (CHM) reinstated its exhibits office in fiscal year 1973 with the appointment of Dorothy Twining Globus as Exhibits Specialist. Lucy Fellowes was retained as Exhibitions Researcher in FY 1977. Globus became Exhibition Coordinator in FY 1978 and Curator of Exhibitions in FY 1987. Robin Parkinson was Exhibition Designer from FY 1978 through FY 1985, and Michael Legnasky was Designer in FY 1988, but the position has otherwise lapsed or been vacant.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 531, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records

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Repository Contact
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Washington, D.C.
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