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2.9 linear meters.
These records focus most on dealings with the International Council on Museums (ICOM), conservation issues, the Association of American Museums, the Anacostia Museum
Training Program, and the Kellogg Project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation to expand the educational influence of museums.
In 1971 Peter C. Welsh was appointed director of the newly created Office of Museum Programs (OMP). He was succeeded by Frederick Schmid, who served from December 1971
to 1973, after which the position remained vacant until taken up again by Jane Glaser, 1976- .
The objective of OMP is to serve as a resource for the world museological community. The Office sponsors workshops in the United States and abroad intended to train and
counsel museum professionals in all aspects of museum work. It also maintains a Museum Reference Center and provides videotape and audio-visual programs for interested users.