Freer/Sackler Galleries receive grant for Chinese art conservator

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian in Washigton D.C. have received a US$1 million challenge grant, awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to endow the position of an assistant Chinese painting conservator.

“This program is crucial to the future of Chinese painting conservation, creating the ideal educational climate for research, collaboration and exchange,” said Julian Raby, The Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art. “Matching this endowment will be an important investment in protecting some of the most fragile treasures in U.S. museums.”