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until all nine sections are in place.  Concurrently, an 18-inch gravel course, in-floor piping, finish slab and columns will be added to completed mat foundation sections.

The General Services Administration believes the contractor to be about 40 days behind the original schedule and the present work plan may sustain about a 30-day lag through the balance of the year.  At the same time, both GSA and the Institution's specially-retrained construction counsel are analyzing a contractor request for about a three-month extention (time only, no funds) based on severe weather last winter and a Baltimore dock strike that delayed delivery of imported tieback drilling equipment.

As of July 24 the construction campaign exceeded its goal by $1 million:

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($1,000's) | [[underlined]] Funds in Hand | Pledges and Commitments | Total [[/underlined]]

Foreign Governments | 3,050 | 4,000 | 7,050
Foreign Organizations | 1,035 | 100 | 1,135
U.S. Corporations | 1,005 | 812 | 1,817
Individuals/Foundations | 4,834 | 6,220 | 11,054
Association Contributions | 1,448 | - | 1,448
Smithsonian Unrestricted Funds | 9,575 | - | 9,575
Earned Interest | 4,424 | - | 4,424
Sale of Capitol Hill Property | - | 2,000 | 2,000

Total | 25,371 | 13,132 | 38,503

Attention has been turned to seeking support for programmatic aspects of the International Center.  The Regents were informed of major appeals now pending before foundations and support through bilaterial agreements completed and pending in foreign nations.  In addition, proposals have been sent out for Freer Gallery renovations and the construction of the Zen garden to be placed immediately east of the Freer.

[[underlined]] Festival of India [[/underlined]]

For the Festival of India, set to open in the United States in June 1985, India will export many of its major artists, craftsmen, performers, and national art treasures to museums and cultural institutions throughout our nation in 1985 and 1986.  Many Smithsonian bureaus and offices will participate in the Festival.

The exhibition in the Evans Gallery of the Museum of Natural History/Museum of Man, entitled [[underlined]] Aditi - A Celebration of Life [[/underlined]], opening in June 1985, was the most popular offering of the 1982 London Festival of India; it demonstrates the special place of the child in Indian life and culture through the enormous craft, musical, and ritual activity childhood inspires.  The Cooper-Hewitt Museum will open an exhibition, [[underlined]] The Golden Eye [[/underlined]], in October 1985 to celebrate the collaboration between internationally renowned designers and traditional Indian craftsmen.  The annual Folklife Festival will recreate a [[underlined]] Mela [[/underlined]], or holy day fair, on the Mall from June 26

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