Professional Development

Join us as we engage in creative teaching strategies and explore interdisciplinary curriculum connections focused on the Freer|Sackler’s collections and exhibitions.

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming professional development opportunities. All opportunities will be held at the Freer|Sackler. Registration information and more details will be announced in September 2017. For more information, email us at AsiaTeachers@si.edu.


Educators’ Open House

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5–8 pm
The Freer|Sackler celebrates its newly reopened museum in a free event just for educators.  Engage with curator-led tours, enjoy light bites, sign up for school tours, experiment with hands-on activities, and more.
Registration is required and limited.


Global Look: Focus on Ancient Civilizations

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30 am–3:30 pm

Educators’ Open House

Saturday, December 9, 2017
1–4 pm


Art and Science of Chinese Bells Educator Workshop

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:30 am–1 pm: session for elementary school educators
2–5:30 pm: session for middle and high school educators



The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.