(a) Duties; programs and studies; annual report to Congress
The Director of the National Museum under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution shall—
(1)cooperate with museums and their professional organizations in a continuing study of museum problems and opportunities, both in the United States and abroad;
(2)prepare and carry out programs by grant, contract, or directly for training career employees in museum practices in cooperation with museums, their professional organizations, and institutions of higher education either at the Smithsonian Institution or at the cooperating museum, organization, or institutions;
(3)prepare and distribute significant museum publications;
(4)perform research on, and otherwise contribute to, the development of museum techniques, with emphasis on museum conservation and the development of a national institute for museum conservation;
(5)cooperate with departments and agencies of the Government of the United States operating, assisting, or otherwise concerned with museums; and
(6)report annually to the Congress on progress in these activities.
(b) Authorization of appropriations
There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Smithsonian Institution for the fiscal year 1981, the sum of $803,000, and for the fiscal year 1982, the sum of $1,000,000.
1980—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–268substituted provisions authorizing appropriations of $803,000 for fiscal year 1981 and $1,000,000 for fiscal year 1982 for provisions which had authorized appropriations of $1,000,000 each year for fiscal years 1978, 1979, and 1980.
1976—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–336substituted provisions authorizing the appropriation of $1,000,000 each year for fiscal years 1978, 1979, and 1980, for provisions under which there had been authorized to be appropriated whatever sums as might be necessary to carry out the purposes of the section, with a proviso that no more than $1,000,000 could be appropriated annually through fiscal year 1977, of which no less than $200,000, was to be allocated and used to carry out subsec. (a)(4) of this section.
1974—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 93–345, § 1, inserted “, with emphasis on museum conservation and the development of a national institute for museum conservation” after “museum techniques”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 93–345, § 2, substituted provisions limiting to $1,000,000 the amount which may be appropriated annually through fiscal year 1977, with no less than $200,000 annually to be allocated and used to carry out the purposes of subsection (a)(4) of this section for provisions limiting to $1,000,000 the amount which could be appropriated annually through fiscal year 1974, of which $300,000 annually had to be allocated and used according to the formula of 331/3 per centum for purposes of subsec. (a)(2), 331/3 per centum for assistance to museums under section
954(c) of this title, and 331/3 per centum for assistance to museums under section
956(c) of this title.
1970—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 91–629, § 2, inserted provisions that programs be prepared and carried out by grant, contract, or directly and which authorized the training of career employees in museum practices in cooperation with institutions of higher education, and substituted provisions which authorized training programs to be conducted either at the Smithsonian Institution, or at the cooperating museum, organization, or institutions, for provisions which authorized such programs to be conducted at the best locations.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 91–629, § 1, substituted provisions which authorized to be appropriated such sums as necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, with no more than $1,000,000 to be appropriated annually through fiscal year 1974, of which $300,000, annually, to be allocated in the enumerated manner, for provisions which authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, not to exceed $200,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, $250,000 for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1969, and June 30, 1970, and $300,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, and in each subsequent fiscal year, only such sums as the Congress hereafter authorizes by law.
Termination of Reporting Requirements
For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of reporting provisions in subsec. (a)(6) of this section, see section 3003 ofPub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section
1113 of Title
31, Money and Finance, and page 192 of House Document No. 103–7.
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