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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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From the Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. More about this image »

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.