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Curator of Exhibition Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-97

Scope and Contents Note

The Curator of Exhibitions Records, dated 1967 to 1972, consist primarily of correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous material and deals with D. Craig Craven’s work as the designer of exhibitions for the Museum.


  • 1967-1972

Restrictions on Access

Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections.

Conditions Governing Use Note

Notification of intent to publish, quote, or cite archival materials is required. Contact the archives via

Biographical / Historical Notes

D. Craig Craven, the only individual to hold an exhibition design-related curatorship at the Museum, joined the staff in March 1964 as the Exhibitions Designer. The following year, the position title was changed to Assistant Curator of Exhibitions. In 1970, Craven was promoted to Curator of Exhibitions. He left the Museum in 1973 after a short stint as the Adjunct Curator of Exhibitions.


0.4 Linear Feet (In 1 legal document case.)

Language of Materials



The Curator of Exhibitions Records consist of correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous material and are dated 1967 to 1972.


This collection is organized into two series: Exhibitions (Series I) and Correspondence (Series II). Series II is arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Transfer; Accession number associated with this collection is 1992-12.

Accruals Note

Additions to the collection are not anticipated.

Finding Aid of the Curator of Exhibition Records, RG 97
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Repository Details

Part of the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Archives Repository

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