2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
United States -- History
nsists of records that document the work of the Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) in coordinating and planning exhibitions and programs. A program documented was the
colloquium co-sponsored by the National Museum of American History and the American Association of Museums (now American Alliance of Museums) on collections planning. The
colloquium was a forum for representatives from a variety of museums to come together to discuss a profession-wide set of standards and best practices for collections planning.
A group of 35 museums were selected from across the United States, representing both large and small institutions, with different governing authorities, at different stages
in the planning process, and represented history, art, natural science, and other disciplines.
Also documented are the exhibition review process, including records from the Committee on Exhibitions and Programs (CEP), Project Review Committee (PRC), and Focus Forward.
Additionally, there are records documenting the collecting plans from various departments and divisions under the purview of the Office of Curatorial Affairs. Lastly, included
are the records of James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, which document his work on exhibitions, collecting, and management.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, policies, collection plans, meeting agendas and notes, and proposals. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 05/30/2013 memorandum, Toda to Henderson; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection contains audio recordings of meetings and conferences led by the American Association of Museums, which is now known as the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). It includes recordings of AAM events from the years 1976-1994, with the majority being created in the 1980s.
The American Association of Museums changed its name to the American Alliance of Museums in 2012 to better reflect the organization's mission to unite museums across the country.
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Association of Museums Audiovisual Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2035. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 06/30/2021 memorandum, Toda to Schneider; Contact reference staff for details