Kwang-zung Tung Joins Freer Expedition

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Summary

Kwang-zung Tung, a Chinese field assistant, joins the archaeological team led by the Freer Gallery of Art's Assistant Curator Carl Whiting Bishop. Tung previously assisted Bishop on other expeditions to China in 1915 and 1917. Bishop was so impressed by Tung's field skills, that he was brought to the United States to study and work at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Subject

  • Tung, Kwang-zung
  • Bishop, Carl Whiting 1881-1942
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • University of Pennsylvania

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • For an image of Kwang-zung Tung, see the reer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Bishop Photograph Book 1, 1931-1933, http://collections.si.edu/search/slideshow_embedded?xml=%22http://sirismm.si.edu/sackler/viewer/Bishop_photobook1_Gallery/Bishop_photobook1.xml%22.
  • Carl W. Bishop correspondence to John Ellerton Lodge regarding Kwang-zung Tung, July 17, 1921, SIA Acc. 03-018, Box 3, Folder - Bishop Correspondence, 1921-1922, SIA2012-6815 and SIA2012-6816.
  • Kwang-zung Tung, c. 1931-1933, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Bishop Photograph Book 1, 1931-1933, The C.W. Bishop Papers.

Contact information

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

Date

July 1, 1923

Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Expeditions
  • Art, Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Asians

Place

China

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