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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-310

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

Curatorial Records, 1953-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1953-2000
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 17-310
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Harold P. Stern, assistant in research, 1951-1958; Associate Curator, 1958-1961; Curator of Japanese Art, 1961-1962; Acting Assistant Director, 1962; Assistant Director, 1963-1971; and Director, 1971-1977; and Ann Yonemura, Museum Specialist, 1976-1979; Assistant Curator, 1979-1990; and Associate Curator, 1990- . Topics include lectures, research, outreach, administration, and professional activities. Both Stern and Yonemura specialized in Japanese art, but occasionally lectured on Chinese and other East Asian art. Stern continued his curatorial duties during his tenure as assistant director and director. Many records in this accession were created within the Freer Gallery of Art prior to the establishment of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1982. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, lecture scripts, photographs of artwork, notes, proposals, installation photographs, meeting materials, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the curatorial activities of Harold P. Stern, assistant in research, 1951-1958; Associate Curator, 1958-1961; Curator of Japanese Art, 1961-1962; Acting Assistant Director, 1962; Assistant Director, 1963-1971; and Director, 1971-1977; and Ann Yonemura, Museum Specialist, 1976-1979; Assistant Curator, 1979-1990; and Associate Curator, 1990- . Topics include lectures, research, outreach, administration, and professional activities. Both Stern and Yonemura specialized in Japanese art, but occasionally lectured on Chinese and other East Asian art. Stern continued his curatorial duties during his tenure as assistant director and director. Many records in this accession were created within the Freer Gallery of Art prior to the establishment of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1982. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, lecture scripts, photographs of artwork, notes, proposals, installation photographs, meeting materials, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-310, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Harold P. Stern Lecture - The Korean Imperial Treasures, January 7, 1958

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Hokusai, January 12, 1961

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Hokusai, 1972

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Tokyo, January 1972

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - The Magnificent Three, New York, September 1972

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Buson, Seattle, 1974

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Mirror, Mirror, Art Institute of Chicago

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Popular Painting of Tukugawa, Japan

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Birds, Beasts, Blossoms and Bugs: The Nature of Japan

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Exhibition of Japanese Painting and Sculpture

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Master Prints of Japan

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Innovations in Japanese Art

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Draft, Japan Society

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Harold P. Stern Lecture - Japanese Screen Paintings of the Floating World

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Ann Yonemura Public Lectures, 1976-1977

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Ann Yonemura Gallery Talks, 1976-1979

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Kyoto for the Grandeur of Antiquity, Smithsonian Associates, January 12, 1977

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - The Arts of Japan, Smithsonian Associates, April 12, 1977

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Ukiyo, River Road Unitarian Church, May 6, 1977

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Japanese Animated Film, Smithsonian Associates, May 23, 1977

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Ukiyo-e Prints, Jinglar Society, December 8, 1977

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - China: A Cultural History, Smithsonian Associates, June 19, 1978

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - China: A Cultural History, Smithsonian Associates, January 15, 1979

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Arts of Japan, Smithsonian Associates, May 23, 1979

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Maki-e Lacquerware, Stanford University, May 31, 1979

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - China: A Cultural History, Smithsonian Associates, July 11, 1979

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Japanese Lacquer, Smithsonian Associates, August 5, 1979

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - The Artistic Fenius of Asia: Japanese Lacquerware, Smithsonian Associates, October 15, 1979

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - The Shogun Age, Dallas Museum of Art, April 7, 1984

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Japanese Lacquer in the Edo Period (1615-1868), Walters Gallery, April 10, 1984

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Introduction to the Arts of Japan, Baltimore Museum of Art, June 3, 1985

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Japanese Art in the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Associates, August 13, 1985

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Asia Society, February 12, 1987

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Ukiyo-e Society, February 12, 1987

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Asia Society, May 28, 1987

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, October 21, 1987

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Smithsonian National Associates Seminar, January 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Japanese Lacquer, Walters Art Gallery, January 29, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Ann Yonemura Lecture, Sackler Gallery Curatorial Series, February 4, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Radiant Treasures: The Art of Japanese Lacquer, North Carolina Museum of Art, April 5, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - The Emerging History of Chinese Lacquer: Recent Archaeology in the People's Republic of China, Tradition China Colloquy, April 16, 1988

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Traditional China Colloquium, 1988

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Traditional China Colloquium - Ishikawa Jozan

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Saint Louis Art Museum, May 5, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Smithsonian Resident Associates, September 27, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Japanese Art at the Sackler Gallery, October 10, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Daimyo Exhibition for Smithsonian National Associates Seminar, November 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - National Gallery of Art, November 12, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Philadelphia Museum of Art, November 13, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Brooklyn Museum, December 17, 1988

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Renwick Symposium, March 11, 1989

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Ann Yonemura Lecture - Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 3, 1991

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Ann Yonemura Lectures - Japanese Art (Lecture Notes and Slide Lists)

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Japanese Exhibition Photographs, National Gallery of Art, January 26-February 26, 1953

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Master Prints of Japan (Photographs) by Harold P. Stern

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Mrs. Burke's Collection - Installation Photographs

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Box 2

Nanban Art Show - Photographs of Artwork

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Art Treasures from Japan Exhibition - Object Photographs

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Public Inquiries for Object Identification, 1970

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Public Inquiries for Object Identification, 1971-1973 (2 folders)

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Public Inquiries for Object Identification, 1974

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Japanese Masterworks Object Lists, 1973

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Notes on Brundage Screens

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Ukiyo-e Manuscript

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The Japan Group, 1976-1977

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Harold P. Stern Manuscript - Gakken Company, November 1971

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Miscellaneous Sketches and Studies by Hiroshige

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Some Basic Investigations as to Japanese Influences on Modern European Art

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Lecture - Exhibition of Japanese Painting and Sculpture

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Mutual Influences of Japanese and Western Art in the Last One Hundred Years

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James A. Michener Review of The Floating World: The Story of Japanese Prints by Harold P. Stern

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Freer Gallery of Art Object Comments, Reviews, and Publicity, 1958-1963

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Committee on Prints and Drawings, 1978

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Hokusai Lecture Script

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Japanese Painting to the 15th Century Outline

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Asian Religions Outline

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Harold P. Stern Biographical Statement and Curricula Vitae

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Harold P. Stern Manuscript - Japanese Art, 1972

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Artwork Notes

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Aga-Oglu, Kamer - Ming Porcelain from Sites in the Philippines

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Cort, Louise - Offprints: Ceramics, Textiles, 1983-1989

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Egami, Yasushi - Nishi Hongan-ji Sanjuro-kuninshu, 1982

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Fitzhugh, Elizabeth, 1983

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Goke, Tadaomi - Boxes, 1982-1983

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Groos, Arthur - Madame Butterfly, 1991

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Guth, Christine M. E., 1986

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Seminar - Egami Heian Ornament, March 11, 1988

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Haino, Aiko, 1985

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Handler, Sarah A. - Chinese Furniture

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Hickman, Money L., On the Trial of Kume the Transcendent

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Hillier, Jack - Sourcebooks for Japanese Craftsmen, 1978

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Kihara, Toshie, 1984

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Korr, Craig S. - Carved Ivory in the Second Millennium B. C., 1981-1984

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Kummel, Otto, et al. - Incense and the Japanese Incense Game

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Lovell, Hin-cheung, 1976

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Meech, Julia - Freer Lecture, January 10, 1984

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Murase, Miyako, 1986

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Nishida, Hiroko - Pope Lecture, November 13, 1984

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Pollack, David - Kokan Shiren and Muso Soseki: Chineseness versus Japaneseness, 1984

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Box 3

Shimizu, Yoshiaki - The Poetics of a Nirvana Painting: Vegetable Nehan (unpublished manuscript)

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Shimizu, Yoshiaki - Miscellaneous

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Shimizu, Yoshiaki - The Rite of Writing: A Thought in the Oldest Genji Text, Genji Symposium, Indiana University, 1982

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Shimizu, Yoshiaki - Workshop Management of the Early Kano Painters, circa A. D. 1530-1600, Archives of Asian Art, 1981

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Simpson, Marianna Shreve, 1981

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Stanley-Baker, P. Richard - Gahuo's Eight Views of Hsiao and Hsing

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Stanley-Baker, P. Richard - Some Muromachi Perspectives on Early Yi Dynasty Paintings, March 22, 1980

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Takatori, Seizan, 1981

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Winter, John - Offprints, 1981-1985

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Winter, John - Freer Gallery of Art Gettens Memorial Lecture, 1980

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Yanomoto, Yoko (Kawaguchi), 1986

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Miscellaneous Programs and Symposia, 1998-1999

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Art for Life: The Culture of Aesthetics in Japan and the West, Symposium, Japan Society and International House of Japan, 2000

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The Art of Japan: An International Symposium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 28-May 1, 2000

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Collecting Art in Pre-Meiji Japan, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, May 1, 2000

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Japanese Buddhist Culture, Yale University, October 16-18, 1998

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United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), Japan-United States Friendship Commission, May 8-9, 1997

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The Art and Aesthetics of Buddhism, Japan Society, May 17, 1997

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Imaging Meiji: Emperor and Era, 1868-1912, Haverford College Exhibition, 1997

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American Association of Museums Workshop - Curators

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American Association of Museums Professional Roundtable for Curators, 1996

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Mitate: Metaphor and Humor in the Floating World, Worcester Art Museum, April 13-14, 1996

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The Religious Experience of Buddhist Ritual Art, Harvard University, May 24-25, 1996

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Sexuality and the Edo Culture, Indiana University, August 17-20, 1995

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Kansai Conference, London, August 29-September 2, 1995

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Ryuku Conference, Harvard University, 1994

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Korean Art in the 18th Century, Asia Society, February 10-12, 1989

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The Artist's Workshop: A Symposium, Johns Hopkins University and the National Gallery of Art, March 10-11, 1989

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The Poetics and Politics of Representation, Smithsonian Institution, 1988

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International Conference on Urushi, Tokyo, June 18-21, 1985

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The Shogun Age, Dallas Museum of Art, 1984

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Japanese Arts of the Edo Period, New Orleans Museum of Art, November 13-15, 1983

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James McNeill Whistler: A Re-examination, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, May 11, 1984

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Japanese Painting Symposium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, November 4-7, 1982

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Genji International Conference and Exhibition, August 17-21, 1982

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Colloquy II: Lacquerwork, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, June 22-24, 1981

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International Symposium on Chinese Painting, Cleveland Museum of Art, March 25-27, 1981

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Nara Ehon, Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Japan, Japan House Gallery, September 1-17, 1978

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Paper, Art, and Technology, World Print Council, March 23-25, 1978

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A Symposium on Chinese Calligraphy, Yale University, April 8-10, 1977

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International Symposium on Chinese Ceramics, Seattle Art Museum, July 24-28, 1977

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Shinto History and Aesthetics, Japan Society, September 30-October 1, 1976

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Voices of Discovery, 1995-1998

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Japanese Lacquer Today: Modern Concepts in an Ancient Craft, Japan Society Lecture, February 1996

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Investigating Artistic Environments in the Ancient Near East, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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Organic Analysis in Archaeology and the Arts, Smithsonian Institution and National Bureau of Standards Joint Seminar, October 20, 1980

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Origins of the Iron Age, Smithsonian Institution and National Bureau of Standards Joint Seminar, May 20, 1976

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Far Eastern Ceramics, Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies, October 16-18, 1981

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Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, December 16-17, 1983

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Comite International d'Histoire de l'Art, August 10-17, 1986

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Urushi Study Group, Getty Conservation Institute

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Innovative Approaches to Society and Literature and the Arts in Japan, May 11, 1982

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Chinese Lacquer, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, October 28, 1982

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Millersville State College Lecture, September 29, 1981

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Arts of Japan, Smithsonian Associates, May 21, 1980

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Discoveries in Oriental Art: Japanese Discoveries, Princeton Night, April 29, 1980

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Japanese Lacquer, Birmingham, Alabama, February 13, 1980

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Japanese Lacquer, National Museum of Natural History Docent Council, March 21, 1979

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Freer Gallery of Art Lectures, 1979-1980

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee, 1989-1995

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Box 4

Smithsonian Art Curators, 1993

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ArtCIS (Collection Information System) Request for Proposals, 1997

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Asian American Matters, 1993-1997

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Asian Pacific Advisory Committee, 1996

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American Association of Museums, Asian Pacific Professional Interest Committee, 1996

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Smithsonian Council, 1992-1996

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Congress of Scholars, 1994-1997

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Smithsonian Council Meeting, May 12-14, 1978

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Smithsonian Ethics Policies, 1982-1993

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Smithsonian Exhibition Awards Program, 1993

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Smithsonian National Associates Program Seminar, 1994

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Ainu Project, National Museum of Natural History, 1992-1995

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Itchiku Kubota Kimono Exhibition, National Museum of Natural History, 1994

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Japanese Portraits from the Hosokawa Collection, National Portrait Gallery, 1988-1989

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Smithsonian Millennium Time Theme, 1997

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Notes on Kemakua

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Study Prints and Notes - Non-Freer Artworks

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