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Intern Discovers Unknown Origins in a Library Treasure Hunt

Posted on June 5, 2014 by in The OFI Blog

Intern Research Library

Cast-iron Eagle in the NCFA/NPG Library c. 1975

While interning at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)/National Portrait Gallery Library (NPG) library, Katherine Williamson set out to discover the origins of seven pieces of art. Under the mentorship of Doug Litts, Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) Supervisory Librarian, Katherine researched the history of five different paintings, a marble bust and a cast iron sculpture.

To find out what Katherine discovered about the seven pieces, click here!