Museums

Museums

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Director: Julian Raby
Total Full-time Employees: 103 (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art)
Approximate Number of Objects in the Sackler Collection: 15,000
Approximate Number of Objects in the Freer and Sackler Collections: 41,000

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Director: Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director

Total Full-Time Employees: 131

Approximate Number of Artworks: 43,000

Visits (2016): 2 million (1.2 million, main building; 764,000, Renwick Gallery)

 

Smithsonian American Art Museum

National Postal Museum

Director: Elliot Gruber
Total Full-Time Employees: 32
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2016: $4.8 million
Approximate Number of Artifacts/Specimens: 6 million
Visitors (2016): 398,000

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National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall

Director: Kevin Gover (Pawnee)

Total Full-Time Employees: 248 (Washington and New York museums and Cultural Resources Center)

Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2014: $44.1 million (Washington and New York museums and Cultural Resources Center)

Approximate Number of Objects: 844,959 items

Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Director: Melissa Chiu
Total Full-Time Employees: 77
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2016: $15.9 million
(Amount does not include $8–10 million Smithsonian operational support)
Approximate Number of Artworks: 12,000
Visits (2016): 659,269

Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Freer Gallery of Art

Director: Julian Raby
Total Full-time Employees: 103 (Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2016: $33 million (Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)
Approximate Number of Objects in Freer Collection: 26,000

museum exterior

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Director: Caroline Baumann
Total Full-time Employees: 82
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2013: $20 million
Approximate Number of Artifacts/Specimens: 210,000
Visitors (FY2015): 265,000

National Museum of African Art

Director: Johnnetta Cole
Total Full-Time Employees: 34
Annual Budget (federal and trust) FY 2016: $5 million
Approximate Number of Artworks: 10,000
Visitors (2015): 213,000

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