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In 1984, curator Ann Yonemura purchased a ceremonial palanquin—a form of transport favored by warlords in 19th-century Japan—for the then yet-to-be-opened Sackler Gallery of Art.
By Anika Gupta Smithsonian magazine, January 2009
Restoring Artwork to its Former Glory
With a steady hand, Xiangmei Gu wields paintbrushes and tweezers as the Smithsonian's only conservator of Chinese paintings
By Abby Callard Smithsonian magazine, October 2009
Shahnama: The Persian Book of Kings Opens at the Sackler Galler
Last week at a media preview for “Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings,” the Sackler Gallery’s new exhibit, chief curator Massumeh Farhad pulled back the black gallery doors to allow a group of journalists into a dimly lit lair of ancient manuscripts and gleaming silver loosely reminiscent of Aladdin’s cave.
By Jess Righthand Around the Mall Blog, October 26, 2010