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[[underlined]]Museum Support Center[[/underlined]]
Corrective and punch list work is continuing on certain aspects of the construction.  Examples of the matters being addressed include leaks which have appeared, excess condensation in certain areas, and resealing of some sections of the concrete floors in the storage pods.  Installation of laboratory equipment is moving ahead steadily and many laboratories, including the Conservation Science Laboratories of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory, are in operation.  Security and computer systems are being tested and made ready for increased occupancy of the Center.
The three-tiered storage system for the "wet collections" (those stored in alcohol) is almost complete; relocation of those collections is planned to start in May.  The contractor for the storage equipment in pods 1, 2 and 4 (dry storage) has been meeting frequently with representatives of the General Services Administration, the architectural/engineering firm, and the Institution in preparation for the start of work in those pods, although no specific date for activity on the site has been set.

[[underlined]]Collections Management[[/underlined]]
Following the initial inventory of collections which was commpleted in June 1983, the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of Natural History/Museum of Man, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum are engaged in a number of collections management activities designed to supplement and reinforce the information obtained during the inventory.  Generally these activities involve editing inventory data and using a variety of techniques to establish the necessary associations among new and older records and the collections themselves.  In the National Museum of American History, th
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