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Archives Reference Query Form

Please fill out the form below. When you press the submit button, your request will be sent to the Reference Desk.

Please note that the Archives does not house any items from the galleries' permanent art collections. All inquiries regarding art objects should be directed to asiainfo@si.edu.

The Archives does not provide appraisals or help in identifying objects. We encourage you to contact an independent appraiser or appraisal society, such as the American Society of Appraisers, with such inquiries.


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As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.