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Experimental Gallery Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Extent:
25.89 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (5 blueprint storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1983-1994
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Experimental Gallery proposals, installation of exhibitions, gallery activities with the public, and research; administrative files concerning financial reports, funding (through the Cafritz and Rockefeller foundations, as well as the Pew Charitable Trusts), contracts, exhibit management, and personnel; minutes of meetings; articles and newspaper clippings; blueprints and floor plans for the Experimental Gallery space; special events information; Advisory Committee reports; artist proposals; video and exhibition scripts; exhibition photographs, slides, videotapes, and cassettes; fellowship information; and exhibition concept drawings and transparencies. Also includes records from exhibitions such as Etiquette of the Undercaste, World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear, and Powers of Ten.
Historical Note:
On February 2, 1991, the Experimental Gallery was established in the Arts and Industries Building, and for the next three years reported to the Office of Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities before becoming defunct on May 2, 1994. During its years of operation, the Experimental Gallery functioned as an "exhibition laboratory" in which museum professionals from within and outside the Smithsonian explored the exhibition development process by offering an exhibit workshop setting to the public. Study focused on understanding audience interactive techniques, interpretation, learning styles, and design critiques of exhibition components before they were installed in fully realized exhibitions. Also of interest were public programs, evaluation strategies, marketing plans, and printed materials. Although the Gallery covered many subjects, its initial emphasis was multicultural exhibitions in the arts, humanities, and physical/natural sciences. Staff included Kimberly Camp, Director, 1989-1994; Freida D. Austin, Assistant Director, 1990-1994; Roger Magazine, Administrative Assistant, 1990-1992; Michael C. Reese, A/V Equipment Operator, 1991-1993; Norman Andersen, Exhibition Designer, 1992-1994; and Bruce Underwood, Education Specialist, 1992-1994.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-082
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Experimental Gallery Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Experimental Gallery Purpose

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Interpreter Handbook

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Rockefeller Foundation Report, 1992

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Experimental Gallery: Correspondence, 1991-1992

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Residency Guidelines

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Ad Hoc Committee Meetings

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 4

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
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Ad Hoc Committee Meetings: Review of Proposals (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Video Related Information

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Pew Trust and Support Fund

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-082-refidd1e1104

Rockefeller Foundation Material

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Women's Committee Awards

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Charitable Trust Awards, 1991

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Pew Charitable Trust

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Special Exhibition Funds, c. 1990-1993 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Grant, 1993

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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EOF Fall Grant: Dress Code Exhibition

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Outside Contractors

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
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Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-082-refidd1e1198

The Kids Bridge Exhibition: Budget

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-082, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Experimental Gallery Records
See more items in:
Experimental Gallery Records
Experimental Gallery Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-082-refidd1e1209

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