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to a level of $4.2 million necessary for the completion of the initial equipping for the Museum Support Center. Additional funds are also requested for replacement and upgrading of equipment at several science facilities ($1.1 million); research programs and support ($1.3 million); collections management and conservation ($1.3 million); facilities management and protection ($2.2 million); and a variety of other important needs ($2.6 million) in the areas of automation, administration, exhibition support, and education. 

The fiscal year 1986 request for Restoration and Renovation of facilities totals $24,625,000, an increase of $10,875,000 over fiscal year 1985. The majority of the increase (approximately $7 million) is for renovations and improvements to the Freer Gallery of Art. Such renovation, remodeling and expansion of basement areas is desirable due to the concurrent construction of the Quadrangle facilities. The balance of the increase is associated with the planned replacement of aging heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems in several facilities as well as the continuation of important energy management programs. 

The balance of the Institution's request for construction appropriations for fiscal year 1986 totals $34.5 million. As indicated in the Five-Year Prospectus, the National Zoological Park construction program ($9.6 million) continues according to the Master Plan, with work commencing on a health and research facility ($4.3 million), continuation of the renovation of the entrance way and Olmsted walk ($1.0 million), construction of a Large Hoofed Stock Facility at Front Royal ($2.3 million) and necessary restoration, renovation and planning funds ($2.0 million). Funds will be sought towards equipping Quadrangle facilities ($8.0 million). Necessary planning and design funds ($3.5 million) will be requested for the General
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