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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ernst Herzfeld Drawings online!

These drawings are part of the Ernst Herzfeld Papers, 1899-1962.

The Ernst Herzfeld papers are currently being worked on at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Over the past two years with the help of volunteers, interns, and a series of grant funded contractors; we have been able to conserve, digitize and catalog several series of this collection. These particular drawings come from: Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947 of which there are 1200+ documents!

Check back periodically as we hope to expand our online holdings of this collection even further by adding Herzfeld's sketchbooks, photographs, squeezes and more!

Rachael Cristine Woody
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives


  1. How does one volunteer time to the on-going work with projects like these? Does the FSG have a centralized contact, or should one contact the individual department directly?

  2. Dear Anonymous,

    There are many ways that you can volunteer at the Smithsonian Institution. Please check this link for further details: And if you are interested in the Freer+Sackler specifically you can write you preference on the application!

    Thank you.