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titlePhilippe de Montebello reader files, 1969-1973.
repositoryMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston
collection titleThe Reader Files of Philippe de Montebello contain carbon copies of the Director's daily outgoing correspondence and largely concern administrative affairs, proposed exhibitions, possible accessions, his current research, and travel arrangements.

The papers illustrate the Director's activities as a museum administrator and art collector, and include frequent corrrespondence with art dealers concerning pieces the Director had earmarked for the MFA,H collection. Frequent correspondents include Andrew S. Ciechanowiecki, Director of Heim Gallery, London; Klaus Herding of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin; Colin T. Eisler; Addison Franklin Page; Annemarie Pope of the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service; Thomas Pearsall Field Hoving; John and Dominique de Menil; Miss Ima Hogg; Josep Grau-Garriga; Pierre Rosenberg; Peter Selz; Walter Hopps; and Houston architect S. I. Morris.

Biographical and Historical Notes
Philippe de Montebello was raised in Southern France and educated at Harvard and New York University. He became Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in September 1969, formerly having been Associate Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Under his direction the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston expanded its collections, placing emphasis on the acquisition of antiquities and masterpieces of European painting and drawing. De Montebello remained Director until December 1973.
extent1.5 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Administrative Records Exhibition Files
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttps://hirsch.mfah.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=112623
record sourcehttp://fa.mfah.org/eadprint.asp?id=98
finding aidUnpublished finding aid in repository: each month's correspondence is accompanied, in most cases, by an index of correspondents.
acquisition informationFound In:Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.Office of the Director. Records, 1924-[ongoing] (CStRLIN)TxHA90-A0
updated05/12/2022 11:09:55
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titlePaul J. Sachs Papers, 1903-2005.
repositoryHarvard Art Museum Archives
collection titleThese papers of Fogg Art Museum associate director Paul J. Sachs document his administration of the museum, his teaching career at Harvard, and related professional activities.

The papers consist primarily of correspondence and also include photographs, printed material, clippings, architectural drawings, reports, financial records, letters of introduction, insurance records, maps, funding appeals, minutes, memoranda, exhibition brochures, page proofs and press releases.
extent99 files boxes + oversize materials
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Printed Materials Drawings Ephemera
accessUnrestricted.
record linkhttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUAM:art00010
record sourcehttp://discovery.lib.harvard.edu//?itemid=%7clibrary%2fm%2faleph%7c011763842
updated11/12/2014 11:30:15
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