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Exhibits

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Ethnology Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 2965.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder 13.

Ethnology exhibits in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring the Chinese gateways that stood at the entrance to the Chinese section of the Centennial Exhibition and were presented to the Museum by the Imperial Commissioners.

Osteology Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Requested by David Johnson, Division of Mammals, Department of Vertebrate Zoology.

In Hall of Osteology at Museum of Natural History.

Ethnology Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 2950.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder 35.

Ethnology exhibits in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring exhibit case with bust of Seminole leader Osceola and cases with relics of George Washington in the background.

Smithsonian Exhibits' Graphics Production

Smithsonian Exhibits
Our graphics production team uses this Océ Arizona 360 gt printer to directly print graphics onto a variety of different substrates for exhibits across the Smithsonian.

Ethnology Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 2951.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder 13.

Ethnology exhibits in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring exhibit case with Japanese figures and lacquered boxes.

Mammals Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Mammals exhibits in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring exhibit case containing marsupial models.

Mammals Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Mammals exhibits in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring exhibit case containing models of several species of monkey.

Great Hall Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 4495.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 15.

Exhibits in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle.

Great Hall Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 4494.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 15.

Exhibits in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle.

Philadelphia Centennial Exhibits

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Record Unit 285 has been re-housed, please check the Master Finding Aid for original photograph. Written at the top: "To accompany Professor Baird's Report on Smithsonian Institution Participation"

Exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in the United States Government Building include a totem pole, minerals, paintings, and mineral technology exhibits. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition.

Graphic Arts Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 4487.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder 22.

Exhibit case in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring Graphic Arts materials.

Graphic Arts Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as MNH-4487.

See also Acc. 11-007, Box 20.

Exhibit case in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring Graphic Arts materials.

Centennial Exposition, Anthropology Exhibits

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Smithsonian exhibit of anthropological and other artifacts in the United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition.

Philadelphia Centennial Mineralogy Exhibits

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Record Unit 285 has been re-housed, please check the Master Finding Aid for folder location. Printed above picture: "To accompany Professor Baird's Report on Smithsonian Institution Participation"

Mineral and Mineral Technology exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in the United States Government Building includes mineral specimens and industrial equipment. Exhibit is labeled Smithsonian in center rear. The Alabama exhibit is to the right. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition.

Centennial Exposition, Indian Exhibits

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Smithsonian exhibit of American Indian and other artifacts in the United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition.

Museum of Natural History Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Digital contact sheet available.

Museum of Natural History, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, exhibits featuring prehistoric skulls and unidentified mural.

Exhibits Modernization Program Established

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Image captions: First Ladies Gowns Hall, 1955, negative mah-44606.jpg; How Tall Are You Exhibit, Hall of Health, 1957, negative 2002-10650.jpg; Hall of Gems and Minerals, 1958, negative mnh083a.jpg; Birds of the World Hall, 1956, negative mnh-43843b.jpg

"Secretary's Report," Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1961, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1962, pp. 2-17.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 190, United States National Museum, Office of the Director, Records, circa 1921-1973, Series 21, Box 89.

In 1948, a Sub-Committee on Exhibits Modernization produced a report outlining a program to update the exhibitions in the United States National Museum. The committee was led by Frank A. Taylor, Chairman, with Frank M. Setzler, Ellsworth Payne Killip, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, C. Lewis Gazin, Charles Carey, and John A. Pope. With support from Congressional appropriations, from 1953 to 1964 most exhibits in the USNM were refurbished, using new exhibit techniques. The halls included Fossil Plants and Invertebrates, Fossil Fishes and Amphibians, Prehistoric Mammals, Gems and Minerals, Jade Room, Latin American Archeology, North American Archeology, Native Peoples of the Americas, Indian and Eskimo Arts and Customs, The World of Mammals, North American Mammals, Birds of the World, Life in Early America, Gowns of the First Ladies, Textile Machinery and Fibers, Textile Processing, Power Machinery, Farm Machinery, Printing Arts, Military History, Numismatics, Hall of Health, and History of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. The exhibits of the National Air Museum were also renovated.

Display Stand for Exhibits

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 2589.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 76.

RSVP Postcard for Exhibits

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) was created on November 18, 1989, when President George H.W. Bush signed an act allowing the transfer of the Museum of the American Indian into the Smithsonian to create NMAI.

Color postcard to RSVP to the invitation to an opening reception on Thursday: April 5, 2001 for several exhibits at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI): "Newborn Ancestors: The Art and Articles of Plains Indian Children," "Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa and Comanche Cradles," and "Seth Eastman Watercolors: A Soldier Artist Among the Dakota." The left side of the card has an image of a baby carrier, and the right side has RSVP options. The postcard is unused, and the address side was pre-addressed to NMAI.

Catlin Paintings & Native American Exhibits

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Please note that the digital file for this image is reversed.

Native American dioramas exhibited in glass cases with the Catlin Gallery of Indian Paintings along the walls in the background, United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, c. 1901.

Exhibits Production Training

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Digital contact sheet available.

Requested from Photographic Services Division by Office of Exhibits.

Trainees from Indonesia and Australia study exhibits production.

Anacostia Exhibits Center

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in the Torch, January 1976

The Cabinet Shop of the new Anacostia Exhibits Center of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum at 1901 Fort Place, S.E., Washington, D.C. The facility allows the museum to design and produce exhibitions and also provides training for minority groups. This facility served as the core for a larger museum building that was completed in 1987 when it was renamed the Anacostia Museum. In 1995 the Museum was renamed Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. After the Smithsonian launched its new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum was renamed Anacostia Community Museum in 2006.

ANM Exhibits Center

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Also can be found in Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: January 1976. Featured in the Torch, January 1976

The new Anacostia Exhibits Center of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum allowed the museum to design and produce exhibitions and also to provide training for minority groups. This facility served as the core for a larger museum building that was completed in 1987 when it was renamed the Anacostia Museum. In 1995 the Museum was renamed Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. After the Smithsonian launched its new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum was renamed Anacostia Community Museum in 2006.
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