FGA Acquires Chinese Calligraphy Collection

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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."


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  • Freer Gallery of Art


Chronology of Smithsonian History


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

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


November 2, 1979


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