Smithsonian Institution



1000 Jefferson Drive SW., Washington, DC 20560

Phone, 202-357-2700. Internet,

Board of Regents:

The Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist


The Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney

Members of the Senate Thad Cochran, William Frist, Patrick J. Leahy

Members of the House of Representatives Samuel Johnson, Robert Matsui, Ralph Regula

Citizen Members Barber B. Conable, Jr., Anne d'Harnoncourt, Hanna Holborn Gray, Manuel L. Ibanez, Walter Massey, Roger Sant, Alan G. Spoon, Patty Stonesifer, Wesley S. Williams, Jr.


The Secretary Lawrence M. Small

The Inspector General Thomas D. Blair

Director of Development (vacancy)

Director, Office of Policy and Carole P. Neves


Executive Assistant to the Secretary James M. Hobbins

and Director, Smithsonian Institution Building and Arts and Industries Building

Under Secretary for American Museums Sheila Burke

and National Programs

Director, Asian/Pacific-American Franklin Odo


Curator in Charge, Renwick Kenneth R. Trapp


Director of National Programs Herma Hightower

Director of Operations (vacancy)

Director, Anacostia Museum and Steven Newsome

Center for African American History and Culture

Director, Archives of American Richard Wattenmaker


Director, Arts and Industries James M. Hobbins


Director, Center for Folklife Richard Kurin

and Cultural Heritage

Director, Cooper-Hewitt National Paul Warwick Thompson

Design Museum

Director, National Air and Space Gen. John R. Dailey


Director, National Museum of Brent Glass

American History

Director, National Museum of the W. Richard West, Jr.

American Indian

Director, National Portrait Marc Pachter


Director, National Postal Museum Allen Kane

Director, Office of Evelyn Lieberman

Communications/Public Affairs

Director, Office of Exhibits Michael Headley


Director, Office of Government Nell Payne


Director, Office of Special Nicole L. Krakora

Events and Protocol

Director, Smithsonian American Elizabeth Broun

Art Museum

Director, Smithsonian Center for Stephanie Norby

Education and Museum Studies

Director, Smithsonian Center for (vacancy)

Latino Initiatives

Director, Smithsonian Anna R. Cohn

Institution Traveling Exhibition Service


Director, Smithsonian Michael Carrigan

Affiliations Program

Director, The Smithsonian Mara Mayor


Editor, Joseph Henry Papers Marc Rothenberg


Under Secretary for Science David L. Evans

Director, Museum Support Center (vacancy)

Director, National Museum of Christian Samper

Natural History

Director, National Science (vacancy)

Resources Center

Director, National Zoological Lucy Spelman


Director, Office of Fellowships Roberta Rubinoff

and Grants

Director, Smithsonian Irwin I. Shapiro

Astrophysical Observatory

Director, Smithsonian Center for Lambertus Van Zelst

Materials Research and Education

Director, Smithsonian Ross Simons

Environmental Research Center

Director, Smithsonian Don Fehr

Institution Press

Director, Smithsonian Marine Valerie Paul


Director, Smithsonian Tropical Ira Rubinoff

Research Institute

Under Secretary for Finance and (vacancy)


Chief Technology Officer Dennis Shaw

Chief Financial Officer Alice C. Maroni

Comptroller Catheryn Hummel

Director, Office of Equal Era Marshall

Employment and Minority Affairs

Director, Office of Human Carolyn Jones


Director, Office of Francine Berkowitz

International Relations

Director, Smithsonian Ethel W. Hedlin

Institution Archives

Director, Smithsonian Nancy E. Gwinn

Institution Libraries

General Counsel John E. Huerta

Ombudsman Chandra Heilman

Director of Facilities William W. Brubaker


Director, International Art Museums Thomas Lentz


Director, Freer Gallery of Art Julian Raby

and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Ned Rifkin

Sculpture Garden

Director, National Museum of Sharon Patton

African Art

Chief Executive Officer of Gary Beer

Smithsonian Business Ventures

Editor, Smithsonian Magazine Carey Winfrey

Publisher, Smithsonian Magazine Amy P. Wilkins

Senior Business Officer Roland Banscher, Acting

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts\1\

Chairman James A. Johnson

President Michael M. Kaiser

National Gallery of Art\1\

President Robert H. Smith

Director Earl A. Powell III

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars\1\

Director Lee H. Hamilton

Deputy Director Michael H. Van Dusen

Chairman, Board of Trustees Joseph A. Cari, Jr.

\1\Administered under a separate Board of Trustees.


The Smithsonian Institution is an independent trust instrumentality of the United States which comprises the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian includes 16 museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and research facilities in several States and the Republic of Panama. It holds more than 143 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for the American people. The Smithsonian is dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, history, and culture.

The Smithsonian Institution was created by an act of August 10, 1846 (20 U.S.C. 41 et seq.), to carry out the terms of the will of British scientist James Smithson (1765-1829), who in 1826 had bequeathed his entire estate to the United States ``to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge


among men.'' On July 1, 1836, Congress accepted the legacy and pledged the faith of the United States to the charitable trust.

In September 1838, Smithson's legacy, which amounted to more than

100,000 gold sovereigns, was delivered to the mint at Philadelphia. Congress vested responsibility for administering the trust in the Secretary of the Smithsonian and the Smithsonian Board of Regents, composed of the Chief Justice, the Vice President, three Members of the Senate, three Members of the House of Representatives, and nine citizen members appointed by joint resolution of Congress. To carry out Smithson's mandate, the Institution executes the following functions:

--conducts scientific and scholarly research;

--publishes the results of studies, explorations, and investigations;

--preserves for study and reference more than 143 million artifacts, works of art, and scientific specimens;

--organizes exhibits representative of the arts, the sciences, and American history and culture;

--shares Smithsonian resources and collections with communities throughout the Nation; and

--engages in educational programming and national and international cooperative research.

Smithsonian activities are supported by its trust endowments and revenues; gifts, grants, and contracts; and funds appropriated to it by Congress. Admission to the museums in Washington, DC, is free.


Anacostia Museumand Center for African American History and Culture The Museum, located in the historic Fort Stanton neighborhood of southeast Washington, serves as a national resource for exhibitions, historical documentation, and interpretive and educational programs relating to African-American history and culture.

For further information, contact the Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE., Washington, DC 20020. Phone, 202-357-2700. Internet,


Archivesof AmericanArt The Archives contains the Nation's largest collection of documentary materials reflecting the history of visual arts in the United States. On the subject of art in America, it is the largest archives in the world, holding more than 13 million documents. The Archives gathers, preserves, and microfilms the papers of artists, craftsmen, collectors, dealers, critics, and art societies. These papers include manuscripts, letters, diaries, notebooks, sketchbooks, business records, clippings, exhibition catalogs, transcripts of tape-recorded interviews, and photographs of artists and their work. The Archives are housed at 750 9th Street NW., in Washington, DC.

For further information, contact the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560. Phone, 202-275-2156. Internet,

Cooper-Hewitt National DesignMuseum The Museum is the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design. Collections include objects in such areas as applied arts and industrial design, drawings and prints, glass, metalwork, wallcoverings, and textiles. Changing exhibits and public programs seek to educate by exploring the role of design in daily life. The Museum is open daily except Mondays and holidays. An admission fee of $8 is charged.

For further information, contact Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 East Ninety-First Street, New York, NY 10128. Phone, 212-849-8400. Internet,

Freer Gallery ofArt The building, the original collection, and an endowment were the gift of Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919). The Gallery houses one of the world's most renowned collections of Asian art, an important group of ancient Egyptian glass, early Christian manuscripts, and works by 19th and early 20th century American artists. The objects in the Asian collection represent the arts of East Asia, the Near East, and South and Southeast Asia, including paintings, manuscripts, scrolls, screens, ceramics, metalwork, glass, jade,

lacquer, and sculpture. Members of the staff conduct research on objects in the collection and publish results in scholarly journals and books for general and scholarly audiences.

For further information, contact the Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive at Twelfth Street SW., Washington, DC 20560. Phone, 202-357-2700. Internet,

Hirshhorn MuseumandSculpture Garden From cubism to minimalism, the Museum houses major collections of modern and contemporary art. The nucleus of the collection is the...

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