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Objects on Loan

On your travels around Washington or around the world, look for works of Asian art from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Study Collection. Objects from these collections are frequently loaned to other museums for temporary exhibitions or long-term display. Due to stipulations in the gift of museum founder Charles Lang Freer to the Smithsonian Institution, works in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art are not loaned.

Details on requesting a loan are available here, or contact Rebecca Merritt in the Collections Management Department.

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Smithsonian Castle Commons

Diverse objects—from an ancient Chinese pendant, ceremonial blade, and bi to figures of the Buddha from Cambodia and Thailand—are on display in the Castle.

Tile in the shape of a mihrab Disk (<i>bi</i>) Tube (<i>cong</i>) Pendant (<i>pei</i>) in the form of a dragon Standing Buddha Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i>) Buddha Sheltered by Naga

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

On view in the Korean Gallery

This thirteenth-century stoneware bottle with celadon glaze is part of a long-term installation on Korean art.


Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Tools: Extending Our Reach
December 12, 2014, through May 25, 2015

Squeeze of Foundation Inscription of Darius 1 at Persepolis