FGA Acquires Chinese Calligraphy Collection

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Summary

Freer Gallery of Art acquires a collection of Chinese calligraphy through the Regents' program for acquisitions of outstanding quality. It includes 12 hanging and hand scrolls and is the Freer's first acquisition under the 5-year program established in 1978 by the Board of Regents, which authorized the Institution to use a combination of non-appropriated trust funds and private matching funds to make major acquisitions of "outstanding quality."

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Torch, 12/1979, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980, p. 349

Contact information

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

Date

November 2, 1979

Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Art
  • Firsts
  • Policies
  • Antiquities
  • New Programs
  • Art, Oriental
  • Museums
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Art objects

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