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United States National Museum

LC control no.n 80036744
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Corporate name headingUnited States National Museum
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Variant(s)Smithsonian Institution. National Museum
United States. Department of the Interior. National Museum
National Museum (U.S.)
See alsoSuccessor: National Air Museum (U.S.)
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Successor: Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
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Beginning date1846
Ending date1946
Found inPaul Broca and the French school of anthropology, 1882: t.p. (National Museum, Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian archives Web site, Mar. 5, 2014 (United States National Museum was founded in 1846 as part of the Smithsonian, housed in the "Castle" and the Arts and Industries Building; in 1911 the anthropology, art, and natural history collections were moved to the new Museum of Natural History building; in 1946 the collection remaining in the Arts and Industries Building was renamed the National Air Museum)