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Paramount to the mission of the Freer and Sackler Galleries is the dissemination of scholarship and research through the publication of exhibition catalogues, journals, guides to the collections—in print and online. The Publications Division promotes learning and the arts of Asia through a diverse range of printed materials for a variety of audiences, from the scholar to the novice.

Exhibition Catalogues

These richly illustrated volumes include full-color photography and essays, and offer rare insight into the varied and spectacular subjects of the Sackler Gallery's special exhibitions.
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GuideS to the Collections

This series of guidebooks introduces visitors to each of the cultural areas represented at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Collectively, the series seeks to broaden visitors’ appreciation of both cultural differences and aesthetic commonalities and thereby shorten the cognitive and emotional distance separating the art of prehistoric China from that of Gilded Age America.
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Scholarly Publications

Ars Orientalis

Ars Orientalis is a peer-reviewed annual volume of scholarly articles and book reviews on the art and archaeology of Asia.
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Occasional Papers Series

The Freer Gallery of Art Occasional Papers, published intermittently since 1947, present peer-reviewed research on a wide range of topics in Asian, ancient Near Eastern, Islamic, and American art history.
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Forbes Symposium Proceedings

Scientific Research in the Field of Asian Art is a series of biannual symposia whose purpose is to highlight recent scientific and technical studies of the arts of Asia
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Online Catalogues

Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
This online collections catalogue, launched in December 2008, provides specialists in ceramics, archaeology, anthropology, and other fields with easy access to the Hauge Collection of Southeast Asian Ceramics, which is unparalleled for its size and diversity. The "Field Notes" feature allows scholars and others to post questions and comments, creating a worldwide community of scholarship on Southeast Asian ceramics.

Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
The Freer Gallery of Art possesses one of the most important collections of Chinese painting outside Asia, and its holdings from the Song and Yuan dynasties (10th–14th centuries) are particularly significant. This pioneering project enables web users around the globe to study these artworks in their entirety and, through the comprehensive documentation of all associated texts and accessories, gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for one of the world's great artistic traditions.