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($1,000's)
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[[item]] | FY 1983 Congressional Request | FY 1984 OMB Request

Salaries & Expenses | $144,110 | $154,498

Construction:
Natl. Zoological Park | 1,550 | 3,500
Restoration & Renov. of Bldgs. | 8,450 | 11,615
Quadrangle | [[underlined]] 36,500 | - [[/underlined]]
Subtotal | $190,610 | $169,613
Special Foreign Currency Pgm. | [[underlined]] 2,000 | 9,040 [[/underlined]]
Total | $192,610 | $178,653 
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The proposed request for the Salaries and Expenses appropriation is $154.5 million, a $10.4 million increase over the FY 1983 request.  Inflation in salaries, rent, supplies, materials and contract services would require $3.9 million of this increase.  The balance of the increase is categorized into seven major areas:  Museum Support Center operations ($1.4 million), automation ($1.3 million), particularly as related to the Institution's library holdings and collections inventory; research equipment and publication ($400,000); facilities management and protection ($2.2 million); education and public orientation ($300,000), including a long-term loan program for museums throughout the country from the Hirshhorn's newly expanded holdings; exhibitions and performances ($600,000); and collections management ($500,000). Savings of $200,000 will be realized from discontinuance of the international exchange of literary, scientific, and cultural publications.

Renovation and improvement of the Institution's facilities, including those of the National Zoological Park, will continue as a high priority in FY 1984, with a total request of $15.1 million.  This request, which represents a $5.1 million increase over FY 1983, will allow continued restoration of the Arts and Industries Building ($2.5 million) and the Renwick facade ($1.8 million); design and construction of a laboratory annex at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum ($450,000) and a Veterinary
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