Smithsonian Institution


SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1000 Jefferson Drive SW., Washington, DC 20560Phone, 202-357-2700. Internet, of Regents:The Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist(Chancellor)The Vice President of the United States Dick CheneyMembers of the Senate Thad Cochran, William Frist, Patrick J. LeahyMembers of the House of Representatives Samuel Johnson, Robert Matsui, Ralph RegulaCitizen 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.Officials:The Secretary Lawrence M. SmallThe Inspector General Thomas D. BlairDirector of Development (vacancy)Director, Office of Policy and Carole P. NevesAnalysisExecutive Assistant to the Secretary James M. Hobbinsand Director, Smithsonian Institution Building and Arts and Industries BuildingUnder Secretary for American Museums Sheila Burkeand National ProgramsDirector, Asian/Pacific-American Franklin OdoProgramCurator in Charge, Renwick Kenneth R. TrappGalleryDirector of National Programs Herma HightowerDirector of Operations (vacancy)Director, Anacostia Museum and Steven NewsomeCenter for African American History and CultureDirector, Archives of American Richard WattenmakerArtDirector, Arts and Industries James M. HobbinsBuildingDirector, Center for Folklife Richard Kurinand Cultural HeritageDirector, Cooper-Hewitt National Paul Warwick ThompsonDesign MuseumDirector, National Air and Space Gen. John R. DaileyMuseumDirector, National Museum of Brent GlassAmerican HistoryDirector, National Museum of the W. Richard West, Jr.American IndianDirector, National Portrait Marc PachterGalleryDirector, National Postal Museum Allen KaneDirector, Office of Evelyn LiebermanCommunications/Public AffairsDirector, Office of Exhibits Michael HeadleyCentralDirector, Office of Government Nell PayneRelationsDirector, Office of Special Nicole L. KrakoraEvents and ProtocolDirector, Smithsonian American Elizabeth BrounArt MuseumDirector, Smithsonian Center for Stephanie NorbyEducation and Museum StudiesDirector, Smithsonian Center for (vacancy)Latino InitiativesDirector, Smithsonian Anna R. CohnInstitution Traveling Exhibition Service(SITES)Director, Smithsonian Michael CarriganAffiliations ProgramDirector, The Smithsonian Mara MayorAssociatesEditor, Joseph Henry Papers Marc RothenbergProjectUnder Secretary for Science David L. EvansDirector, Museum Support Center (vacancy)Director, National Museum of Christian SamperNatural HistoryDirector, National Science (vacancy)Resources CenterDirector, National Zoological Lucy SpelmanParkDirector, Office of Fellowships Roberta Rubinoffand GrantsDirector, Smithsonian Irwin I. ShapiroAstrophysical ObservatoryDirector, Smithsonian Center for Lambertus Van ZelstMaterials Research and EducationDirector, Smithsonian Ross SimonsEnvironmental Research CenterDirector, Smithsonian Don FehrInstitution PressDirector, Smithsonian Marine Valerie PaulStationDirector, Smithsonian Tropical Ira RubinoffResearch InstituteUnder Secretary for Finance and (vacancy)AdministrationChief Technology Officer Dennis ShawChief Financial Officer Alice C. MaroniComptroller Catheryn HummelDirector, Office of Equal Era MarshallEmployment and Minority AffairsDirector, Office of Human Carolyn JonesResourcesDirector, Office of Francine BerkowitzInternational RelationsDirector, Smithsonian Ethel W. HedlinInstitution ArchivesDirector, Smithsonian Nancy E. GwinnInstitution LibrariesGeneral Counsel John E. HuertaOmbudsman Chandra HeilmanDirector of Facilities William W. BrubakerEngineeringDirector, International Art Museums Thomas LentzDivisionDirector, Freer Gallery of Art Julian Rabyand Arthur M. Sackler GalleryDirector, Hirshhorn Museum and Ned RifkinSculpture GardenDirector, National Museum of Sharon PattonAfrican ArtChief Executive Officer of Gary BeerSmithsonian Business VenturesEditor, Smithsonian Magazine Carey WinfreyPublisher, Smithsonian Magazine Amy P. WilkinsSenior Business Officer Roland Banscher, ActingThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts\1\Chairman James A. JohnsonPresident Michael M. KaiserNational Gallery of Art\1\President Robert H. SmithDirector Earl A. Powell IIIWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars\1\Director Lee H. HamiltonDeputy Director Michael H. Van DusenChairman, 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 knowledgeT193760.069among 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 than100,000 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.ActivitiesAnacostia 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, 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, 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, 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...

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