1978: A Year in the Collections

Disco was still going strong after the release of Saturday Night Fever in 1977. The blockbuster exhibition, Treasures of Tutankhamun, continued to tour the country. In September, President Jimmy Carter invited Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Begin to the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, where dual peace accords were negotiated. In October, Pope John Paul II was inaugurated as Pope.

The Smithsonian's collections represent our nation's shared history, art from across the globe, and the immense diversity of the natural and cultural world.