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Subject

  • Lowry, Glenn D
  • Gunter, Ann Clyburn 1951-
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Near Eastern Art
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Chief Curator

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Smithsonian Directory, 1999
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1987-1998
  • Ancient Near Eastern art became its own curatorial area in 1987. Prior to that, ancient Near Eastern art studies were conducted by Curatorial - Near Eastern Art. This unit reports to the Chief Curator.
  • There were about four years (1987-1991) between the creation of Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art and the dissolution of Curatorial - Near Eastern Art. During this overlapping time, it is likely that Glenn D. Lowry, Curator of Near Eastern Art, conducted some of the activities and studies of ancient Near Eastern art. Ann Clyburn Gunter was Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art from 1987 to 1994 and Associate Curator from 1994 to the present.
  • Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art conducts research; publishes; lectures; studies and translates texts, seals, and artifacts; and provides expert opinions on provenance, age, and quality of Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery artifacts of ancient Near Eastern art. Research and lectures take place both in these galleries and in other research sites in this country and abroad.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1987
  • 1987-

Topic

  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Art museum curators
  • Art, Ancient

Place

Middle East

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00318

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