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104 STAT. 1954 PUBLIC LAW 101-512—NOV. 5, 1990 tion program, collections acquisition, Museum Support Center equipment and move, exhibition reinstallation, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the repatriation of skeletal remains program shall remain available until expended and, including such funds as may be necessary to support American overseas research centers and a total of $125,000 for the Council of American Overseas Research Centers: Provided, That funds appropriated herein are available for advance payments to independent contractors performing research services or participating in official Smithsonian presentations: Provided further. That $15,000,000 of the amount appropriated under this head shall be made available to the Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for repayment of an accumulated operating deficit. MUSEUM AND RELATED RESEARCH (SPECIAL FOREIGN CURRENCY PROGRAM) Funds previously appropriated in this account for the American Institute of Indian Studies Forward Funded Reserve may be invested in India by the United States Embassy in India in interest bearing accounts with the interest to be used along with other funds in the account to support the ongoing programs of the American Institute of Indian Studies. Arizona. CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS, NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK For necessary expenses of planning, construction, remodeling, and equipping of buildings and facilities at the National Zoological Park, by contract or otherwise, $6,671,000, to remain available until expended. REPAIR AND RESTORATION OF BUILDINGS For necessary expenses of repair and restoration of buildings owned or occupied by the Smithsonian Institution, by contract or otherwise, as authorized by section 2 of the Act of August 22, 1949 (63 Stat. 623), including not to exceed $10,000 for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $31,356,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That contracts awarded for environmental systems, protection systems, and exterior repair or restoration of buildings of the Smithsonian Institution may be negotiated with selected contractors and awarded on the basis of contractor qualifications as well as price. CONSTRUCTION For necessary expenses for construction, $15,489,000, to remain available until expended, including $1,500,000 for the East Court building of the National Museum of Natural History, subject to authorization: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Institution is authorized to transfer to the State of Arizona, the counties of Santa Cruz and/or Pima, a sum not to exceed $150,000 for the purpose of assisting in the construction or maintenance of an access to the Whipple Observatory.