Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Under Secretary for Art, previously the International Art Museums Division. Thomas W. Lentz served as the Director of the International Art Museums Division from 2000 through 2003 and Ned Rifkin served as the Under Secretary for Art from 2004 through 2008. Subjects documented in this accession include director searches, Smithsonian Institution art museums, budget, strategic planning, facilities, conferences, museum collections, exhibitions, projects, and fund raising. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, budget materials, meeting minutes, planning documents, notes, and related materials.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The bulk of the materials were created by Kerry Brougher, Acting Director, 2007-2009. A small amount of records were created by Olga M. Viso, Director, 2005-2007. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, policies, meeting materials, strategic planning documents, briefing materials, and related materials.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Director's external correspondence and internal memoranda pertaining to exhibitions, donors, recommendations, collection inquiries, technology, publications, events, conferences, and meetings. Correspondence was generated by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director (1987-2001). Materials include printed email and relevant supporting documents to specific correspondence.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records consist of materials created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting exhibition planning and production, including "Chinese Scholar's Studio: Artistic Life in the Late Ming Period," "Rise to Power: Art of Ancient Japan," "Timur and the Princely Vision," "Yani: The Brush of Innocence," "Crushed Lapis and Burnished Gold: The Art of Illumination," "Mesopotamian Art from the Louvre," "Indian Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Howard Hodgkin," "Antoin Sevruguin: Photographs of Iran," "Paper and Clay from Modern Japan," "Court Arts of Indonesia," "Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien," "Arts of China," "Arts and Cultures of the Islamic World," and "King of the World: A Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agreements, budgets, slides of artwork, photocopies of photographs of objects, lists of objects, catalogues, floor plans, ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the Director's external correspondence and internal memoranda pertaining to exhibitions, donors, recommendations, collection inquiries, technology, publications, events, conferences, and meetings. Correspondence was generated by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director (1987-2001). Materials include printed email and relevant supporting documents to specific correspondence.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records contain the Director's correspondence files from 1975 to 1991, as well as smaller files created by Rohlfing, Pfister, and Scherer. In addition, the records include administrative and subject files from 1970 to 1988. These files document museum functions such as acquisitions, collections management, and budgeting, as well as larger initiatives such as the Museum Mile street festival, which was conceived by the Cooper-Hewitt and inaugurated in June 1979. They also contain a complete collection of the Museum's newsletter from its first issue in the fall of 1977 through the spring 1990 issue; and photographs, plans, and drawings of proposed renovations to the Carnegie Mansion. The records contain exhibition files dating from 1972 to 1992, with some gaps. The files include exhibition designs; publicity and press reviews; visitor comments; correspondence with other institutions and museums regarding the loan of objects; label copy; budgets and funding ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting relations between the Sackler Family and the Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (AMSG) through the Director, acquisitions to the Sackler collection, the Sackler/Smithsonian Institution Agreement, Sackler events, donations and gifts, the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation/Gallery development, and trips. Materials include transmittal forms for gifts and grants, copies of checks, financial transaction lists, correspondence, memoranda, lists of gift and non-gift honorariums, input vouchers, requests for building services, a move plan, statistical summaries of the collection, copies of articles, press releases, photocopies of photographs of objects, copies of agreements concerning the Arthur M. Sackler and Paul Singer collections, floor plans of galleries, lists of works in the collections, clippings of obituaries for Arthur M. Sackler, ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Freer Gallery of Art during the tenure of Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987. The records were maintained by the Office of the Director, but were created by staff throughout the museum. Materials include memoranda, photographs of objects and facilities, and related materials.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, documenting relations between the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and foreign countries. Materials include correspondence and enclosures.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting the search for directors of both the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) and the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). A small amount of material also documents administrative issues at HMSG. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, position descriptions, reports, press releases, notes, and background information about the museums and previous searches for directors. Some materials were created within the Office of the Under Secretary for Art (2004-2008) and other predecessor units.

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