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Restoration and Renovation Records, 1984-2006

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National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Department of Design and Production  Search this
Marconi, Nello R  Search this
di Girolamo, Stephen  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Victor Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Electronic List in accession file.
Folder List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
Organized into subseries: 1) Miscellaneous Projects; 2) Patent Office Building Renovation and Enhancement
This accession consists of two subseries and documents the Dept. of Design and Production's role in restoration and renovation projects at the National Portrait Gallery. Subseries 1 consists of records documenting miscellaneous projects involving conservation lab ventilation, lighting, the courtyard fountain, exterior stone and window restoration, and roof replacement. Subseries 2 consists of records documenting the Patent Office Building (POB) renovation and enhancement. This series contains extensive documentation of the development and planning work that went into the renovation and enhancement of the POB. Such aspects of this process include materials related to the movement of personnel and labs into the Victor Building, accessibility issues, work on museum shops, historic preservation, landscape planning, lighting, open storage cases, off-site storage facilities, exterior window and stone restoration, and the courtyard roof. Key people involved in this process include Stephen di Girolamo, POB Project Director, and Nello Marconi, Chief of Design and Production. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, meeting minutes, chronologic files, architectural drawings, floor plans, schematics, maps, drawings, color photographs, and black-and-white photographs.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Architecture and the physically handicapped  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museum buildings--Barrier-free design  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-061
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Restoration and Renovation Records 1984-2006 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Department of Design and Production]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives