This accession consists of materials pertaining to the International Consultative Committee of the Authority for the Preservation of Moenjodaro, which was created under
the aegis of UNESCO. Paul N. Perrot was involved in the oversight of this project, one of UNESCO's larger International Campaigns. The major goal of the Campaign was the construction
of embankments and spurs and their revetments for a considerable stretch of the Indus River to prevent floods. The embankment was almost completely finished by 1997. Perrot
was involved with the Committee from 1973 until the closing of the Campaign in the fall of 1997. Materials include correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, reports, and newspaper
This accession consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution’s activities with the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
concerning the preservation of endangered historical and cultural ruins such as Mohenjo-Daro (Pakistan), Carthage (Libya), and the Abu Nidal Egyptian temples (Philae Project,
Nubian Campaign); the study of the environment (Tigris-Euphrates, Arid Lands); and a study of mosques. Also documented are Festival of India and the National Forum on Biologic
Diversity. These records include correspondence, reports, notes taken at meetings, synopses of panel discussions, and documentation collected from conferences and workshops.
Standards for the care of museum collections: technical reference file (Monograph)
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Motion pictures (visual works)
Mohenjo-Daro Site (Pakistan)
This accession consists of a selective fragment of the total professional papers of Paul N. Perrot. They are concerned chiefly with his activities in international
organizations and projects related to museums and the preservation/conservation of cultural property. The papers cover his career from Directorship in the Corning Museum,
through his service as Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs of the Smithsonian Institution, and to his service as Director of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Box 4 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
These records document efforts to preserve the Moenjodaro cultural site on the Indus River in Pakistan, especially the 14th meeting of the International Consultative
Committee on Moenjodaro in November 1993. The work seems to have been largely a project of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Records include correspondence,
articles, scholarly preprints, and brochures.
Mohenjo-daro and the Indus civilization : being an official account of archæological excavations at Mohenjo-daro carried out by the government of India between the years 1922 ad 1927 / edited by Sir John Marshall, with plan and map in colours, and 164 plates in collotype
Further excavations at Mohenjo-daro : being an official account of archaeological excavations at Mohenjo-daro carried out by the government of India between the years 1927 and 1931 / by E.J.H. Mackay with chapters by A.S. Hemmy and by B.S. Guha and P.C. Basu