Thursday, March 19, 2009

Freer and Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Launch New website

WASHINGTON, DC.- "The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have launched a Web site that allows public access to research being conducted as part of the galleries' World War II Era Provenance Research Project. The site is part of a long-term provenance effort at the Freer and Sackler galleries, which together hold one of the nation's largest and most important collections of Asian art. The goal of the project is to identify and clarify the ownership history for works of art in the collections that might have been unlawfully taken by the Nazis during the World War II era and to make this information available to the public."

Full story here via Art Daily:

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