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Acquisition and Deaccession Files, 1974-2010

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of the Director  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Electronic records
Compact discs
Date:
1974
1974-2010
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01174
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Acquisition and Deaccession Files 1974-2010 [Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_248881

Deaccessioning today theory and practice Steven Miller

Author:
Miller, Steven 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 117 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2018
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Deaccessioning  Search this
Musées--Gestion des collections  Search this
Musées--Aliénation  Search this
collections management  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153537

Agency history, 1965-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Registrar's Office  Search this
Subject:
Johnston, William R  Search this
Kroning, Melissa  Search this
Strassmann, Elizabeth  Search this
Zapruder, Marjorie S  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Registration and Collections Management  Search this
United States National Museum Office of the Registrar  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Registration and Collections Management  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1965
1965-
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00158
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221208

Administrative Records, 1835-2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Small, Lawrence M  Search this
Clough, G. Wayne  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Horvath, Albert G  Search this
Skorton, David J  Search this
Bunch, Lonnie G  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Physical description:
846.85 cu. ft. processed holdings
542.48 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Ephemera
Floor plans
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Color photographs
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Sketches
Video recordings
Compact discs
Drawings
Videotapes
Illustrations
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Books
Architectural drawings
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Newspapers
Date:
1835
1835-2019
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Real property  Search this
Estates (Law)  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Product management  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Research  Search this
Awards  Search this
Tours  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wills  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00771
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Administrative Records 1835-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220180

Records

Topic:
Spectra (Serial)
Griphos (computer database system)
Extent:
26 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1967-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains the administrative files kept primarily by the executive directors. The records concern the daily operations of a nonprofit professional organization including preparation of the journal Spectra, planning for annual conferences and workshops, correspondence, grant proposals, annual reports, member surveys, and publications concerning computerization.
Historical Note:
The Museum Computer Network promotes the use of computer technology by museums. It was established in 1967 by a consortium of New York City museums. In its early years it focused on the development of an object-cataloging database system called Griphos. This system was designed to enable creation of a union catalog of museum objects. In 1972 the consortium was incorporated into the nonprofit Museum Computer Network (MCN) headed by David Vance. Until 1978 MCN functioned as a Griphos users group, but by that year Griphos had become obsolete and MCN opened itself up to users of other computer systems. In 1985 Ron Kley became president and acting executive director until 1988 when Deirdre Stam became executive director.
Topic:
Museum information networks  Search this
Computer science  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7432
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7432

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Records

Topic:
Spectra (Serial)
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1986-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the correspondence of the Executive Director; files of Spectra, the organization newsletter; membership and vendor lists; information about annual elections to the board as well as reports to the board and board correspondence; conference and workshop plans and notes; financial and tax information; grant proposals and development efforts; and materials concerning the day to day operations of the Museum Computer Network (MCN).
Restrictions:
Boxes 3 and 6 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Museum information networks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-037, Museum Computer Network, Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-037
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-037

Iconoclasm and the museum Stacy Boldrick

Author:
Boldrick, Stacy  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 195 pages illustrations (black and white) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Art--Mutilation, defacement, etc  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Iconoclasm--Social aspects  Search this
Iconoclasm--Political aspects  Search this
Art--Mutilation  Search this
Musées--Gestion des collections  Search this
Musées--Méthodes de conservation  Search this
Iconoclasme--Aspect social  Search this
Iconoclasme--Aspect politique  Search this
collections management  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157286

Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records

Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Names:
Ford-Bartlett East Greenland Expedition 1930  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Huntington Free Library  Search this
Hyde Exploring Expedition (1902-1903)  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research  Search this
Collector:
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Former owner:
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Extent:
400 Linear feet
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Date:
1890-1998
Summary:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Scope and Contents:
These records document the governance and programmatic activities of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation (MAI) from its inception in 1904 until its sublimation by the Smithsonian Institution in 1990. The types of materials present in this collection include personal and institutional correspondence, individual subject files, minutes and annual reports, financial ledgers, legal records, expedition field notes, research notes, catalog and object lists, publications, clippings, flyers, maps, photographs, negatives and audio-visual materials. These materials span a varied range of subjects relating to the activities of the museum which are more fully described on the series level.
Arrangement:
The MAI, Heye Foundation records have been arranged into 21 series and 50 subseries: Series 1: Directors, 1908-1990 (1.1: George Gustav Heye, 1863-1962, 1.2: Edwin K. Burnett, 1943-1960, 1.3: Frederick Dockstader, 1950-1976, 1.4: Alexander F. Draper, 1972-1977, 1.5:Roland W. Force, 1963-1990, 1.6: George Eager, Assistant Director, 1977-1990) Series 2: Board of Trustees, 1916-1990 (2.1: Board of Trustee Minutes, 1916-1990, 2.2: Individual Board Correspondence, 1943-1990, 2.3: Subject Files, 1917-1990) Series 3: Administrative, 1916-1989 (3.1: Subject Files, 1904-1991, 3.2: Personnel, 1956-1991, 3.3: Legal, 1900-1989, 3.4: Task Force, 1976-1986, 3.5: George Abrams, 1980-1991) Series 4: Financial, 1916-1990 (4.1: Ledgers, 1900-1962, 4.2: Correspondence, 1905-1985, 4.3: Subject Files, 1916-1990) Series 5: Expeditions, 1896-1973Series 6: Collectors, 1872-1981Series 7: Registration, 1856-1993Series 8: Collections Management, 1937-1988Series 9: Curatorial, 1963-1990 (9.1: Curatorial Council, 1973-1990, 9.2: Gary Galante, 1979-1991, 9.3: Mary Jane Lenz, 1974-1994, 9.4: James G. E. Smith, 1963-1990, 9.5: U. Vincent Wilcox, 1968-1984, 9.6: Anna C. Roosevelt, 1973-1988) Series 10: Exhibits, 1923-1991 (10.1: MAI Exhibits, 1923-1990, 10.2: Non-MAI Exhibits, 1937-1991) Series 11: Public Programs, 1935-1990Series 12: Publications, 1904-1994 (12.1: Annual Reports, 1917-1989, 12.2: Publications by MAI, 1904-1990, 12.3: Publications by Other Sources, 1881-1990, 12.4: Administration, 1920-1988, 12.5: Archival Set of Official Publications, 1907-1976) Series 13: Public Affairs, 1938-1991Series 14: Development, 1927-1991 (14.1: Administration, 1979-1990, 14.2: Donors, 1978-1990, 14.3: Fundraising, 1973-1990, 14.4: Grants, 1970-1990, 14.5: Subject Files, 1976-1990) Series 15: Other Departments, 1914-1990 (15.1: Archives, 1914-1990, 15.2: Conservation, 1972-1989, 15.3: Education, 1921-1990, 15.4: Indian Information Center, 1977-1989, 15.5: Museum Shop, 1947-1989, 15.6: Photography, 1918-1990, 15.7: Physical Anthropology, 1919-1956) Series 16: Huntington Free Library, 1926-1991Series 17: Museum Relocation, 1969-1992 (17.1: Subject Files, 1979-1990, 17.2: American Museum of Natural History, 1980-1987, 17.3: Dallas, Texas, 1984-1987, 17.4: Smithsonian Institution, 1979-1990, 17.5: U.S. Custom House, 1977-1990, 17.6: Other Locations, 1974-1987) Series 18: MediaSeries 19: PhotographsSeries 20: Miscellaneous, 1837-1990Series 21: Oversize, 1873-1972 (21.1: Maps, 1873-1975, 21.2: Miscellaneous, 1884-1982)
History of the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation:
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation was established by wealthy collector George Gustav Heye in 1908. Heye began collecting American Indian artifacts as early as 1897 and his collection rapidly increased over the next several years. Based in New York, Heye bought collections and documentary photographs, sponsored expeditions, and traveled and collected items himself. In addition, once MAI was established he sponsored numerous expeditions across the Western Hemisphere, including North American, Canada, South America and Central America.

From 1908 to 1917 Heye housed his artifacts on temporary loan at the University of Pennsylvania's University Museum, Pennsylvania, in lofts on East 33rd Street in New York City, and at other depositories. In 1917, the collections moved from his apartment to their permanent museum location at Audubon Terrace, at 155th Street and Broadway in New York City. The museum, containing ethnographic and archaeological collections from North, Central and South America, opened to the public in 1922. Less than ten years later, Heye completed a storage facility in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx, known as the Research Branch. Heye served as Chairman of the Board and Museum Director until his death in 1957. After growing concern about the financial and other management of the collections came to a head, the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1989 and in 1994 opened exhibit space in the U.S. Customs House at Bowling Green near New York City's Battery Park. The Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland later opened in 1999 and the main Washington, DC museum opened in 2004.

Please visit the following links for more information about the history of the museum; History of the Collection, Collections Overview, and Significance of the Collection. Moreover, for information about how the museum currently cares for and exhibits the collection, please see the Conservation department and recent entries regarding Exhibitions and Conservation on the NMAI Blog. In addition, see portions of the NMAI Archive Center's collections highlighted in the SIRIS Blog.
Related Materials:
In 2004, the Huntington Fee Library, once part of the MAI/Heye Foundation, was transferred to the Cornell University Library Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. While this collection mainly contained books, it also contained a significant amount of archival materials. The Huntington Free Library's Native American Collection contains outstanding materials documenting the history, culture, languages, and arts of the native tribes of both North and South America, as well as contemporary politics and human rights issues are also important components of the collection. Further information about the collection and links to finding aids can be found here: rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/HFL_old.html.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Peru  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Tennessee  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New York (State)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Panama  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Jersey  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Mexico  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Missouri  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Nevada  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- California  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Pre-Columbian objects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Texas  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Ethnological expeditions  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Museums -- Curatorship  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Cuba  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ecuador  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Arkansas  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Canada  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Guatemala  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Haiti  Search this
Genre/Form:
Administrative records
Photographs
Annual reports
Field notes
Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv412df8cf1-44c0-41fd-9101-eefb477e5aef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001
Online Media:

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 21 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 3.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 21 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7747
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7fa5ca808-1b95-4e55-b19b-ed018cb203fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24598

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 21.0.1 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 2.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 21.0.1 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7748
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d8d72608-ecc6-413d-928e-d3f6b1eebf36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24599

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 21.0.2 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 5.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 21.0.2 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7749
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo715e2a51b-c47f-4d39-8156-f01af4b7ef22
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24600

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 21.0.3 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 31.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 21.0.3 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7750
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo726bdf3ae-45c4-4c9d-91dd-03d3c0702a06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24601

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 21.0.4 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 32.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 21.0.4 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7751
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7be6311c0-fd85-4e42-8f64-ce4492c0ee64
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24602

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 21.0.6 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 34.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 21.0.6 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7753
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo731a74697-62db-4585-8d5c-ee600b58591f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24605

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 22 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 35.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 22 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7754
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c751142f-83a6-44e6-89ce-7fd3c135460b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24606

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 23 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 4.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 23 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7755
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7e7a5f015-4305-4ad8-b1f6-f90a52f248fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24607

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 24 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 36.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 24 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7756
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f1343a6e-4cd5-49f5-8efd-acb0c00e88c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24608

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 25 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 6.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 25 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7757
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7d839e6d3-e719-4d76-8ba1-9e5ca1425434
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24609

Frère Joseph Cornet, director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Frère Cornet and André Leka-Gala at work. In March 1970 Frère Cornet had been appointed the first director of the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo (IMNC)--from 1971 to 1997 the Institut des Musées nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ)--in Kinshasa. The IMNC in Kinshasa began without a building or a single object remaining from previous institutions, but with a strong mandate and with powerful backers: the presidency and Museum of Tervueren. Priority was given to field collecting, and within a few years the museum amassed over 50,000 objects, acquired during ethnographical and archaeological missions. Cornet was as active in promoting and mentoring students sent from the Universite nationale du Zaire in Lubumbashi to research the collections as he was helpful to expatriate researchers seeking the museum's official governmental support for their own fieldwork. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Local Numbers:
I 3 ZAI 26 EE 72
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
0002
Frame value is 10.
Slide No. I 3 ZAI 26 EE 72
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Masks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7758
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Congo (Democratic Republic) / EECL / Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7146100d2-3dc5-48f1-aee3-ed3e0248888c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24610

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