The Arthur M. Sackley Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC: A new museum of Asian and Near-Eastern Art

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The article discusses Dr. Arthur M. Sackler's interests in scholarly research, his gifts of objects and donation of funds to the Sackler Gallery. Describes the gallery's architecture, size, and the contents of the collection. Refers to its goal as a teaching institution and mentions the gallery's connection with other Sackler institutions at Harvard and in Beijing, China.


  • Carlhian, Jean-Paul
  • Lawton, Thomas 1931-
  • Sackler, Arthur M
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Harvard University
  • Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot


Smithsonian History Bibliography

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Studio International Vol. 200, Supplement 1 - Dr Arthur M Sackler Special Issue (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Art
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Art, Oriental
  • Museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Art, Asian
  • Education--Museums
  • Architectural design


Washington (D.C.)

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Number of pages: 8 Page numbers: 70-77

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