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protecting and managing the collections and building, and general administration. The Cooper-Hewitt Museum receives an annual allocation of Smithsonian unrestricted trust funds to help support its programs; beginning in 1979, federal funds supported a small portion of the exhibit program as well as the costs of maintaining and protecting the building and collections and a share of administrative costs.  In addition, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum raises in excess of a million dollars annually to support its exhibitions and related educational activities.  The Museum of African Art raises from $50,000 to $100,000 per year from private source to finance certain of its educational activities and the retirement of real estate mortgages it incurred before joining the Smithsonian.  The Archives of American Art's Board of Trustees raises between $300,000 and $400,000 each year to support more than one-third of the Archives' program.

In addition to this general pattern of fund availability and use, the History and Art units are eligible for allocations from the special trust fund Collections Acquisition, Scholarly Studies and Education Programs, and from the Special Foreign Currency Program.  They also enjoy the presence of pre- and postdoctoral research fellows selected competitively through the Smithsonian's fellowship awards program and funded with nonappropriated unrestricted trust funds.

[[underlined]]Future Year Prospectus[[/underlined]]

For the next five years, the single most comprehensive change in History and Art programming will be occasioned by the Quadrangle development.  Affecting both the Museum of African Art and the Freer Gallery of Art, this major construction project will provide the long-overdue opportunity to present non-Western art to the visiting public in facilities commensurate to the importance of African, Middle Eastern and Asian art in the broad spectrum of man's creative history.  FY 1983 will see continued fund-raising activities to secure matching  monies to complement federal construction appropriations, refinement of interior and exterior architectural plans, and ground breaking.  During construction, program plans for major opening exhibitions and educational activities will be receiving priority attention, along with logistical planning for collections management, security, research programs and all other aspects of museum management.  Resources for such program development for the Freer Gallery and the Museum of African Art amount to about $3,400,000, including around 59 new positions, over the planning period.  These resources concentrated in exhibition, education, and conservation efforts are in addition to appropriations required for basic building management, security, and utility costs which, by 1988, should total 128 positions and $4,750,000. Programs and operational resource projections for the Quadrangle are presented in Table 13.
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