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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-118

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art

Curatorial Records, 1976, 1980-1983, 1991-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1976, 1980-1983, 1991-2010
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 16-118
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Joseph Chang, Curator, circa 1997-2010. Topics include exhibition development, object research, collection management, and fundraising. Materials include correspondence, proposals, scripts, label texts, floor plans, object information, object photographs, and related materials. Some files pre-date Chang's tenure and were likely acquired from other staff.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Joseph Chang, Curator, c. 1997-2010. Topics include exhibition development, object research, collection management, and fundraising. Materials include correspondence, proposals, scripts, label texts, floor plans, object information, object photographs, and related materials. Some files pre-date Chang's tenure and were likely acquired from other staff.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 9/10/2001 memorandum, Wright 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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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-118, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Object Research - Calligraphy (48 folders)

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Falk Collection of Chinese Art, 2001-2002

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"The Styles of Sakaki Hyakusen: Their Chinese Sources and their Effect on Nanga," 1976

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Theoretical Study Group from the Peking Organic Chemical Plant and Peking Chemical Engineering Institute, "The Production of Carbon-black in Ancient China," Hua-hsueh t'ung-pao, 1980 Translation

Box 1 of 6

Tso Heng, "Some Questions Concerning the Hsia Culture," 1983 Translation

Box 1 of 6

Feng Hsien-ming, "A Look at Tea-Drinking Customs from T'ang and Sung Times on from Literary Documents and the Evolution of Ceramic Tea Utensils," 1982 Translation

Box 1 of 6

Freer 75th - Object Records for Review, 1999

Box 1 of 6

Freer 75th Anniversary Exhibition Installation List, 1998

Box 1 of 6

Freer 75th Anniversary Symposium, 1996-1998

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"Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" Exhibition Development Records, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 6

"Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" Object Files (10 folders)

Box 1 of 6

"Chinese Arts of the Brush" Exhibition Development Records, 2001

Box 1 of 6

"Chinese Arts of the Brush" Object Files (17 folders)

Box 1 of 6

"Three Friends of Winter: Pine, Bamboo, and Plum in Chinese Painting" Exhibition Development Records and Reviews, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 6

"Three Friends of Winter" Object Files (24 folders)

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Freer Centennial Exhibition Development Records, 2005-2006

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"Virtue and Entertainment: Chinese Music in the Visual Arts" Exhibition Development Records, 2005-2006

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Year of the Horse Rotation Development Records, 2002 (folders 1-3 of 4)

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Box 2

Year of the Horse Rotation Development Records, 2002 (folder 4 of 4)

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Year of the Horse Object Files (3 folders)

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"Beyond Brushwork: Symbolism in Chinese Painting" Exhibition Development Records, 2006

Box 2 of 6

"Beyond Brushwork" Object Files (17 folders)

Box 2 of 6

"Daoism in the Arts of China" Exhibition Development Records, 2006-2007 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

"Daoism in the Arts of China" Object Files (26 files)

Box 2 of 6

"In the Mountains" Exhibition Development Records, 1998

Box 2 of 6

Calligraphy Object Information, 2007

Box 2 of 6

Object Research - Hanging Scrolls and Miscellaneous (folders 1-62 of 124)

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Object Research - Hanging Scrolls and Miscellaneous (folders 63-124 of 124)

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Object Research - Rubbings (59 folders)

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Gala Dinner, May 7, 2004

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Major Projects for 2001

Box 3 of 6

Singer Collection Project, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Center for the Documentation and Research of Chinese Painting Connoisseurship

Box 3 of 6

Freer and Sackler Galleries Chinese Painting Collections, 1991-2006

Box 3 of 6

Curatorial Presentations to the Board, 2005

Box 3 of 6

Acquisitions, 1998-2000

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Local Artists, 2008 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Object Research - Gu Mei and Shitao (7 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Freer Gallery 17 Rotation, 2003-2010

Box 3 of 6

"Tales of the Brush: Literary Masterpieces in Chinese Painting" Exhibition Development Records, 2007-2008

Box 3 of 6

"Tales of the Brush Continued: Chinese Paintings with Literary Themes" Exhibition Development Records, 2008

Box 3 of 6

"Tales of the Brush" Object Files (folders 1-3 of 14)

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

"Tales of the Brush" Object Files (folders 4-14 of 14)

Box 4 of 6

"Boating on a River" Exhibition Development Records, 2005

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"Boating on a River" Object Files (15 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Landscape Research, 2001-2003 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Object Research - Chinese Paintings (Song) (52 folders)

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Object Research - Chinese Paintings (Song or Yuan) (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Object Research - Chinese Paintings (Yuan) (53 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Object Research - Chinese Paintings (Yuan or Ming) (33 folders)

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Box 5

Object Research - Chinese Paintings (Ming) (45 folders)

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Object Research - Chinese Paintings (late Ming-early Qing) (6 folders)

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Object Research - Chinese Paintings (Qing) (13 folders)

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Object Research - Chinese Paintings (Modern) (2 folders)

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Worksheet

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Object Research - Albums and Animals (7 folders)

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Object Research - Bada Shanren (41 folders)

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Guan Huai Bin, 2001

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Object Research - Rubbings

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Object Research - Calligraphy (17 folders)

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Object Research - Paintings (5 folders)

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"Children at Play in Chinese Painting" Exhibition Development Records, 2009-2010

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Freer Gallery 13 and East Corridor Rotations, Summer 2007

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Object Project Report, July 2002

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Box 6

Chinese Object Rotations, 2009

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"Perspectives: Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler: Reflections" Fundraising, 2004-2005

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Carpenter Foundation, 1996-2003

Box 6 of 6

Smithsonian National Board, 2003-2006

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Lorentz and Graham Gifts, 1995-2002

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Acquisition Consideration, 1997-2002

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Chinese Language Research Materials (2 folders)

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"Writing, Carving, and Rubbing: China's Calligraphic Arts" Exhibition Development Records, 2009 (2 folders)

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Barnes Foundation Chinese Paintings, 2002-2003 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Object Research - Calligraphy (96 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Calligrapher Information

Box 6 of 6

Ellsworth Later Chinese Calligraphy Collection, 1995-1999

Box 6 of 6

"Brushing the Past: Later Chinese Calligraphy from the Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth" Exhibition Development and Related Project Records, 1999-2006 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 6