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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-117

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

Curatorial Records, 1987-2003

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: 1987-2003
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 16-117
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Jenny F. So, Associate Curator, 1990-1996; Curator, 1996-1998; and Senior Curator, 1998-2000. Topics include exhibition development, collection management, research, fund raising, outreach, publishing, and professional activities. A small amount of material was created by other staff, including Jan Stuart, Assistant Curator and Curator, 1988-2006. Materials include correspondence, essays, label texts, proposals, object images, postcards, brochures, object lists, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Jenny F. So, Associate Curator, 1990-1996; Curator, 1996-1998; and Senior Curator, 1998-2000. Topics include exhibition development, collection management, research, fund raising, outreach, publishing, and professional activities. A small amount of material was created by other staff, including Jan Stuart, Assistant Curator and Curator, 1988-2006. Materials include correspondence, essays, label texts, proposals, object images, postcards, brochures, object lists, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 9/10/2001 memorandum, Wright to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-117, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Technology Laboratory, 1997-2000

Box 1 of 6

Freer Registrar, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Freer Reopening - Orientatious Publications, 1993

Box 1 of 6

Publication, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Education, 1993-2000

Box 1 of 6

Docent Training, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 6

Accepted/Rejected Invitations, 1999-2000 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Visitors, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Dealers, 1992-2000

Box 1 of 6

Public Affairs, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Acquisition Consideration, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Non-Smithsonian Projects, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 6

Shanghai Museum Opening/Trip, October 1996

Box 1 of 6

Development, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 6

Curator's Circle, Asian Art Department, Denver Art Museum, 2000

Box 1 of 6

Friends of Asian Art, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Friends of Asian Art China Trip, October 20-November 2, 2000

Box 1 of 6

Photograph Requests, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 6

Shop, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Tiger Fund, 1998

Box 2 of 6

Research Activities, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 6

Curriculum vitae

Box 2 of 6

Staff Handbook, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 6

Public Inquiries, 2000

Box 2 of 6

Public Inquiries - Objects, 2000

Box 2 of 6

Hong Kong and China News, 1997-2000

Box 2 of 6

Department of Information Services, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 6

Galleries, Exhibitions, etc., 1997-2000

Box 2 of 6

Library - Freer/Sackler, Smithsonian, and Library of Congress, 1999-2000

Box 2 of 6

Reinstallation of Freer, 1996-1999

Box 2 of 6

Museum Management Institute, 1997

Box 2 of 6

Museum Assessment Program, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 6

Freer 75th Anniversary, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 6

Visiting Committee - Freer and Sackler, 1997-2000

Box 2 of 6

Curatorial Meetings, 1997-2000

Box 2 of 6

Research Visitors - Short-term, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 6

Chinese Art - Curatorial, 1997-2000 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Grants and Funding Sources, 1997-2000

Box 2 of 6

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Review Committee, 1996-2000

Box 2 of 6

Grant and Fellowship Applications, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 6

Interns and Volunteers, 1997-2000

Box 2 of 6

Smithsonian Institution Fellows, 1992-1999

Box 2 of 6

Sackler Gallery - Miscellaneous Business, 1997-2000

Box 2 of 6

Acquisition Proposals, 1999-2000

Box 2 of 6

Thomas Colville Fine Art, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Friends of Asian Arts Events, 1995-1998

Box 3 of 6

Hong Kong Correspondence, 1992-2000

Box 3 of 6

Simon Kwan, 1990-2000

Box 3 of 6

Chung Wah Pui, 1991-1995

Box 3 of 6

Culture - Overseas

Box 3 of 6

Robert Tang, 1993-2000

Box 3 of 6

Erwin and Terri Harris, 1995-1999

Box 3 of 6

Kenneth Chu and Betty Lo, 1991-2000

Box 3 of 6

Joseph Hotung, 1990-1998

Box 3 of 6

George Fan, 1991-2000

Box 3 of 6

Tsui Museum of Art, 1993-1999

Box 3 of 6

Beijing Cultural Relics Bureau, 1994-1997

Box 3 of 6

Beijing University - Sackler Museum, 1993-1998

Box 3 of 6

Sales Results - Bronzes and Jades prior to 1987

Box 3 of 6

Sales Results - Bronzes and Jades, 1988

Box 3 of 6

Sales Results - Bronzes and Jades, 1989

Box 3 of 6

Sales Reports - Bronzes and Jades, 1990

Box 3 of 6

Sales Reports - Bronzes and Jades, 1991

Box 3 of 6

Bronzes and Jades Sales, 1992

Box 3 of 6

Bronzes and Jades Sales, 1993

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Database - Archival Copy - Permission to Publish - General, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Beijing - Palace - Figure Illustration Publication Permissions, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Chuck Close - Figure Illustrations, 2001

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Christie's - Figure Illustrations Publication Permission, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Cornell - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Denver Art Museum - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Fidelity - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - General - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Hunan Publishing House - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Institute of Archeology - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - David Johnson - Figure Illustrations Publication Permissions, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Shirley Johnson - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Kyoto - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Lagerway - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Lipton - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Louvre - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Metropolitan Museum of Art - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Ming Qing - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - National Museum of Prague - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Nelson-Atkins Kansas City - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Peabody Essex Museum - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Permission to Publish - Ancestors Database Chart, August 14, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Phoenix - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Photograph Permissions - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Portland Museum of Art - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Princeton - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Royal Ontario Museum - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Shoucangjia - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Taipei Palace Museum - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Virginia Museum of Fine Art - Figure Illustration, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Wenwu - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Whitney Museum of American Art - Figure Illustration, 2001

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Wilmerding - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Ritual and Commemorative Portraits - Zhongguo - Figure Illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Special Objects - New, 1995-1999

Box 4 of 6

Galletly Collections - Early Chinese Art, 1993

Box 4 of 6

Sackler Bronzes - Master Histories for Gifts and Loans, 1987-1988

Box 4 of 6

Freer Bronzes - Comparative Materials, 1991-1998

Box 4 of 6

John Hadley Cox Gift, 1991-1999

Box 4 of 6

Chu Silk Manuscript II, 1993-2000

Box 4 of 6

Chu Symposium, April 1990

Box 4 of 6

Sackler Bronze Catalogue Celebration, Fall 1995

Box 4 of 6

Ancient Instruments, New Music Symposium, September 16, 2000

Box 4 of 6

Loans to Hong Kong Museum of Art Jade Animal Exhibition, April 19-July 14, 1996

Box 4 of 6

Exhibition Proposals (Internal), 1994-2000

Box 4 of 6

Special Exhibition Proposals (External), 1994-1997

Box 4 of 6

Tang Metalwork Exhibition (Cancelled), 1998-1999

Box 4 of 6

Nanyue Wang Exhibition, 1992-1997

Box 4 of 6

Acquisition Consideration, 1993-1994 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Sackler Registrar, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Freer Registrar, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Publications, 1992

Box 4 of 6

Visitors, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Docent Training, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Education, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Development, 1992-1994

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Shop, 1993

Box 5 of 6

Dealers, 1993-1994

Box 5 of 6

Research Activities, Trips, etc., 1990-1994

Box 5 of 6

Lectures Presented, 1992

Box 5 of 6

Object Inquiries and Replies, 1991-1994

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1990

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell Letters, 1990

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1991

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1992

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1993

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell Visits, 1994

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell Letters, 1994

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell Visits, 1995

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell Letters, 1996

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1996-1998

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1997

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell Letters, 1997

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1998

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell, 1999

Box 5 of 6

Show and Tell Letters, 2000

Box 5 of 6

Public Inquiry Replies, 1999

Box 5 of 6

Sackler Bronze Catalogue, Volume III - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1988-1997

Box 5 of 6

Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier - Catalogue and Labels, 1994-1996 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Text Illustrations - Northern Objects including Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier, 1994

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier - General, 1995-1996 (includes electronic records) (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Music in the Age of Confucius - Development/Funding, 1999

Box 6 of 6

Music in the Age of Confucius - Publicity, Public Responses, etc., 2000

Box 6 of 6

Music in the Age of Confucius - Catalogue and Authors, 1998-2000

Box 6 of 6

Music in the Age of Confucius - Education Programs, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 6

Music in the Age of Confucius - Bells Correspondence and Proposals, 1997-1999

Box 6 of 6

Music in the Age of Confucius - Progress, Activities, and Planning, 1998-2000 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Jan Stuart's Symposium, 2003

Box 6 of 6

Singer Collection, 1999-2003

Box 6 of 6

Archival Collections, 1995

Box 6 of 6

Freer 75th Anniversary, 1995-1996

Box 6 of 6

Freer 75th Symposium, 1996-1998

Box 6 of 6

Miscellaneous Photographs (Mainly Steppe)

Box 6 of 6