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Papers regarding the restructuring of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997-1999

Creator:
Hills, Patricia
Subject:
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Papers compiled by Patricia Hills concerning the restructuring of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) including the dismissal of Jonathan L. Fairbanks as Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and the dissolution of his department at the MFA in 1999. Included are a bound volume of MFA's strategic plan, "One Museum-New Museum-Great Museum, The Plan to Transform the MFA [Boston]," November 6, 1997; correspondence regarding the MFA Museum School; Hills's "notes/diary," July 4 - December 15, 1999; newspaper clippings and other printed material about the MFA's restructuring; and miscellany. Also included is a typescript of a lecture "Active and Passive Voices," delivered at the Clark Art Institute, April 9, 1999 by William Truettner, Senior Curator of painting and sculpture, Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Citation:
Papers regarding the restructuring of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art historian; Boston, Mass., who became involved in the MFA restructuring as a concerned member of the Boston community.
Provenance:
Donated 2006 by Patricia Hills.
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13409
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)258447
AAA_collcode_hillpatr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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