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2016–2017 Fellows in Residence

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ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION FELLOW

Zhi Chao Lyu

Jinyuan Culture Development Co., Ltd, Shanghai
Chinese painting conservation

ANNE VAN BIEMA FELLOW

Frank Feltens

Columbia University, New York
Living Day by Day: The Art and Life of Ogata Kōrin

FREER FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Rebecca Bloom

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Creating Context, Conjuring Experience: Innovative Approaches to Displaying Buddhist Art

FREER|SACKLER CURATORIAL FELLOW FOR ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART

Antonietta Catanzariti

University of California, Berkeley
Ceramics, Economy, and Social Practices: A Study of the Freer│Sackler Collection of Ancient Iranian Vessels

FREER|SACKLER CURATORIAL FELLOW FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

Danny Eijsermans

Leiden University, the Netherlands
Buddha: Image in Context. Tensions between the Aesthetic and the Sacred Uses of Buddha’s Depiction

FREER|SACKLER RESEARCH FELLOWS

Alessandro Bianchi

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Digital cataloguing of the Gerhard Pulverer collection

Julie Nelson Davis

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Ukiyo-e in Context

Sana Mirza

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Qur’an manuscripts from the eighth to eighteenth century

Andrew Pekarik

IPOP at Freer and Sackler exhibitions

Koto Sadamura

University of Tokyo, Japan
Hokusai’s Legacy: Kawanabe Kyosai’s Artistic Approach to the Old Master

FREER|SACKLER TRAINING FELLOW

Wen Li

HAGOP KEVORKIAN FUND FELLOW

Claire Cuyaubere

National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Paris
Conservation of Islamic ceramics

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ARTIST RESEARCH FELLOW

Hugh Livingston

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HISTORY OF ART PREDOCTORAL FELLOW

Emma Stein

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
All the Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram, circa 690–1199 CE

Giorgi Papashvili

Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and National Research Center for Georgian Art History, Georgia
Visualizing Modern Georgian Painting and Photography around 1900




We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.