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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 15-346

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art

Curatorial Records, 1983-1984, 1990-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1983-1984, 1990-2008
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 15-346
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Ann Clyburn Gunter, Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art, 1987-1994; Associate Curator, 1994-2004; and Curator, 2004-2008. Curatorial activities documented in this accession include research, exhibition development, publishing, and collection management. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, object lists, articles, bibliographies, floor plans, brochures, object images, labels, lecture scripts, presentations, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some files pre-date Gunter's tenure but were collected as reference materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Ann Clyburn Gunter, Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art, 1987-1994; Associate Curator, 1994-2004; and Curator, 2004-2008. Curatorial activities documented in this accession include research, exhibition development, publishing, and collection management. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, object lists, articles, bibliographies, floor plans, brochures, object images, labels, lecture scripts, presentations, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some files pre-date Gunter's tenure but were collected as reference materials.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/27/2001 memorandum, Alers to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-346, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Iran Trip Reunion, September 1999

Box 1 of 5

Friends Trip to Iran, 1999

Box 1 of 5

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/National Museum of Natural History Ancient Near Eastern Objects

Box 1 of 5

TMS Report-driven Captions

Box 1 of 5

Report Concerning Ancient Persian Silver Portrait, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Freer Gallery of Art Ancient Near East Collections Correspondence, 1993-1999

Box 1 of 5

Vorderasiatische Museum, Berlin, 1997

Box 1 of 5

Object Research

Box 1 of 5

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Ancient Near East Collections Management, 1991-1997

Box 1 of 5

Sackler "Silver Hoard," 1991-1995

Box 1 of 5

Hauge Iranian Ceramics Research, 1998-2006

Box 1 of 5

Freer and Sackler Galleries Board Collection Overview, September 2005

Box 1 of 5

Freer Gallery of Art - History

Box 1 of 5

Public Access to Collections Records, 2001-2004

Box 1 of 5

Ancient Near East Slide Set

Box 1 of 5

Gellatly Glass

Box 1 of 5

Lecture/Seminar Symposium

Box 1 of 5

Loans, 2005

Box 1 of 5

Friends Trip to Turkey, Spring 2002

Box 1 of 5

Turkey Trip, February 1997

Box 1 of 5

Greece and Cyprus Trip, Fall 1995

Box 1 of 5

Turkey Exhibition, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Article for Oriental Art, Fall 1997

Box 1 of 5

Labels, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Calliope Article, 2002

Box 1 of 5

Silk Road Brochure, 2001

Box 1 of 5

Gallery Brochure, 1999

Box 1 of 5

Tunnel Gallery: Freer Reopening - Floor Plans, 1993-2006

Box 1 of 5

Tunnel Gallery: Freer Reopening - Byzantine Glass and Metalwork, 1995

Box 1 of 5

Tunnel Gallery: Freer Reopening - Lists, 1995

Box 1 of 5

Tunnel Gallery: Freer Reopening - Memoranda and Correspondence, 1990-1996

Box 1 of 5

Tunnel Gallery: Freer Reopening - Miscellaneous, 1993

Box 1 of 5

Tunnel Gallery: Freer Reopening - Labels, 1992-2006

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Collection Management - Egyptian Objects, 1991-2002

Box 2 of 5

South Gallery Renovation, 1992-1996

Box 2 of 5

South Gallery Rotation, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Statue Loan from Jordan, 1999-2004

Box 2 of 5

Freer 75th Anniversary, 1995-1997

Box 2 of 5

Agatha Christie Exhibition Proposal, 1999-2000

Box 2 of 5

Ancient Near East Bibliographies and Reference Materials

Box 2 of 5

Institute du Monde Arabe - 1996 Yemen Exhibition

Box 2 of 5

Sasanian Exhibition

Box 2 of 5

Freer Gallery of Art Ancient Near East Exhibits, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 5

Southeast Galleries Reinstallation

Box 2 of 5

"In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000" - General, 2006 (5 folders)

Box 2 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Greek and Coptic Manuscripts

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

"In the Beginning" - Bibliography

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Library of Congress

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Hebrew Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Coptic Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Christian Orient (General)

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Georgian Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Public Programs (General)

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - New Testament Papyri

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Project Team Meetings and Notes

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - General Bibliography

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - General Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - British Library

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Dead Sea Scrolls

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Canon (Christian)

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Codex (General)

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Arabic Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Ethiopic Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Armenian Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Carolingian Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Book Covers

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Syriac Manuscripts

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - General Loan Information

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Biblioteca Queriniana

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Bibliotheque Municipale

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Bodleian Library

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - British Library

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Cambridge University Library

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Chester Beatty Library

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Coptic Museum

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Corpus Christie College

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Dumbarton Oaks

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Israel Museum

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - J. Paul Getty Museum

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Magdalen College

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Morgan Library and Museum

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - National Library of Russia

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - National Library of Sweden

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Saint Catherine's Monastery Foundation

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Walters Art Museum

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Declined Loans

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Michigan Papyrology Collections

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Freer Biblical Manuscripts, 2002-2006

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - General Correspondence

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Development Prospects

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Object Lists

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Catalogue and Authors

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - United Kingdom/Europe Travel, March 2004

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Digital Initiatives

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Society for Biblical Literature/Brigham Young University Imaging Project/Publications

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Proposals, 2003

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Honorary Committee

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Washington Area Executive Committee

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Academic Advisory Committee

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Meetings, 2006

Box 3 of 5

"In the Beginning" - Curatorial Committee

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

"The Heroic Past: The Persian Book of Kings" - Labels, 2000

Box 4 of 5

"The Heroic Past" - Exhibition Proposal, Memoranda, and Correspondence, 1999-2000

Box 4 of 5

"Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani" - Visitor Study, March 2008

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Traditions in Clay: The Hauge Gifts" - General, 2000 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games: The Art of Contest" - General, 2005 (includes electronic records) (2 folders)

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games" - Object Lists

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games" - Adam Maskevich

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games" - Development Prospects, 2004

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games" - Bibliography

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games" - Program Ideas

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games" - Proposals

Box 4 of 5

"Asian Games" - Correspondence/Agreements, 2002-2004 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 5

Sasanian-Tang Exhibition (Cancelled), 1998

Box 4 of 5

Sasanian-Tang Exhibition Catalogue

Box 4 of 5

"Ancient and Medieval Metalwork from Dumbarton Oaks" - General, 2005

Box 4 of 5

"Charles Lang Freer and Egypt" - General, 1998

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade" - General, 1997-2005 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Bibliography

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Proposals, 2004

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Catalogue and Authors

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Object List

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - British Museum

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Embassy of Yemen

Box 4 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Dumbarton Oaks

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Republic of Yemen

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - Museum Trainees, 2005

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, Seminar for Arabian Studies

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, Yemen Exhibition, 1999

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, Model Exhibition Agreements

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, Loan Agreements, 1994

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, Special Exhibition Fund (SEF) Planning Grant, 1994

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, Collection Management, 1994-1997

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, SEF Application, 1995

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, Selma al-Radi, 1993-1995

Box 5 of 5

"Caravan Kingdoms" - American Foundation for the Study of Man, 1997-1998

Box 5 of 5

"Ancient Egyptian Glass" - General, 1994

Box 5 of 5

"Persepolis: Documenting an Ancient Iranian Capital, 1923-1935" - Bibliography, 2000

Box 5 of 5

"Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur" - General, 1999-2000 (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 5

"Treasures from Ur" - Floor Plans and Object Lists

Box 5 of 5

"Treasures from Ur" - Bibliography

Box 5 of 5

"Treasures from Ur" - Reference Materials

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues from Jordan" - 'Ain Ghazal Exhibition Planning/Miscellaneous, 1996-1997

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Exhibition Committee

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statures" - 'Ain Ghazal Labels

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Press Conference

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - Jordan Society Lunch, March 1996

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Related Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Statues Exhibit at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 1997

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Budget

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Conservation Analytical Lab Treatment Reports, 1991-1993

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Photographs and Copies

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Interactive Video

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Loan Agreements

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Louvre Exhibition

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Illustrated Brochure

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Exhibition Proposal

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Smithson Society Proposal, 1995

Box 5 of 5

"Preserving Ancient Statues" - 'Ain Ghazal Correspondence

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