Secretary Ripley Presents Sixth Freer Medal to Roman Ghirshman

ID: SIA2011-2826

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Event

Date: January 16,1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 02-007, Box 1, Folder: Freer Medal Jan. 1974-Roman Ghirshman

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Summary

Secretary S. Dillon Ripley is on the left and Roman Ghirshman recipient of the sixth Freer Medal, awarded to honor distinguished career contributions made by scholars in the history of art, is on the right. Grishman was awarded the medal for his outstanding contribution and achievements in the field of Iranian Art.

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Ghirshman, Roman
  • Charles Lang Freer Medal

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Roman Ghrishman was an Ukrainian-born, French archeologist who specialized in ancient Iran, mainly the archeological ruins of Iran. See also Neg. SIA2011-2827.
  • The medal presentation was followed by a formal opening of an exhibition of Islamic ceramics in the Freer's collections, and a symposium on Islamic pottery that drew scholars from throughout the world. The events were the third of three such special programs that marked the Freer's 50th anniversary celebration.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 02-007, Box 1, Folder: Freer Medal Jan. 1974-Roman Ghirshman

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

January 16,1974

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Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Awards
  • Art history
  • Medals
  • Archaeologists
  • Art, Iranian

Form/Genre

  • Event
  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-2826

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 7w x 5h; Type of Image: Event; Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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