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Museum Renovation and Expansion Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-59

Collection Description

The records contain correspondence, contracts, specifications, and other materials that document the remodel of the Nelson-Atkins building and the construction of the Bloch Building from initial planning and visioning to architect selection to completion of the Bloch Building, which was designed by Steven Holl and opened in 2007.


  • 1980-2010

Conditions on Access

Since this collection is unprocessed, requested records must be reviewed before they can be viewed by researchers; allow a minimum of one week for review.

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

Conditions on Use

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


166.50 Linear Feet (In 65 record center cartons, 5 clamshell boxes, and 34 binders.)

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Note on Collection Organization

This is an unprocessed collection. A general overview of each box's contents is provided in its associated scope and contents note.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer, from 2008 to 2010.


Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Related Archival Materials

Office of Director Records, Mark Wilson Records (RG 01/04); Plans and Drawings-Contracts, Specifications, and Correspondance Records (RG 68/01).

Finding Aid of the Museum Expansion and Renovation Records, RG 59
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

4525 Oak St.
Kansas City MO 64111 United States