This accession consists of research files compiled by Marianna Shreve Simpson, Curator, for her book "Persian Poetry, Painting, and Patronage: Illustrations in a Sixteenth-Century Masterpiece" published in 1998. Many of the materials document the history, condition, and conservation of the Freer Jami, an illustrated version of the Haft Awrang in the …
Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P.
Photographs and negatives of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss. Mounted and unmounted color slides, transparencies, black and white negatives, mounted prints, contact sheets, and a photograph, circa 1960-1968. The majority of images, taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss, appear in their publication, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, published by the, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1968. Countries depicted are Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
This accession consists of records documenting the publicity of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and their exhibitions, events, and activities in the media. Materials primarily include clippings. Materials also include press releases, brochures, audio recordings, fact sheets, media reports, and related materials. Some materials are …
This accession consists of correspondence created and maintained by Massumeh Farhad, Associate Curator of Islamic Near Eastern Art, 1995-2004, and Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, 2004- , documenting interactions with professional colleagues, organizations, donors, collectors, and researchers regarding research, collections, acquisitions, objects, professional activities, and related topics. Materials include incoming and …
These records document education programs and products produced in conjunction with exhibitions. Materials include education program files, program and teacher evaluations, exhibition activity books and guides for children, teacher packets - including slides and photographs, visitor and tour surveys, accessibility records, press releases, press packets, correspondence and memoranda, and education policy …
Myron Bement Smith Collection
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Cristián Sampier during his final months as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-June 2008), and the records of G. Wayne Clough, Secretary (July-December 2008). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special …
These records document the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's (CAL) work with Smithsonian Institution curators and collections during the tenures of John H. Olin, Robert M. Organ, Jacqueline S. Olin, and Eleanor McMillan. They also document the Laboratory's extensive training programs and its wide contacts with other museums, both in the United …
This accession consists of event files documenting special events and conferences at the Smithsonian Institution. The records, with earlier material dating back to the Office of Special Events and Conference Services, primarily include memoranda, guest/participant lists, lecture papers, budget summaries, floor plans, program brochures, event agendas, and photographs.
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records
The Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records measure 21.8 linear feet and are dated 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). The records consist mainly of business correspondence with collectors, artists, museums and arts organizations, colleagues, and others. A small amount of Frank K. M. Rehns personal correspondence and a few stray personal papers of individual artists are interfiled. Also included are financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, miscellaneous records, and photographs documenting most of the history of a highly regarded New York City art gallery devoted to American painting.