The Registrar’s Office handles all aspects of collection management. The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection includes more than 40,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, crafts, and decorative art objects dating from the colonial era to the present.
Specific responsibilities of this office include:
Documenting the permanent collection
Storing, inventorying, and cataloguing all objects in the collection
Packing and shipping all artwork
Arranging incoming and outgoing loans for acquisition and exhibition programs
Handling loan requests from other museums
Coordinating touring exhibitions
Photographing art objects
Granting rights and reproduction privileges
For further information contact the Registrar’s Office, at AmericanArtRegistrar[at]si.edu.
Pictured: Sam Gilliam, Open Cylinder, 1979, oil, 81 x 35 1/2 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ritzenberg