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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-331, National Museum of African Art, Office of the Director, Correspondence
Rocky Korr was an art handler for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from 1960-2010. The oral history was conducted June 2010 by Freer|Sackler Archivist Rachael Woody. The interview was conducted in an attempt to capture Mr. Korr's wealth of knowledge on the evolution and history of the Freer|Sackler Galleries and the art handling profession. The history includes stories about the galleries, recounting major milestones and events, and anecdotes from Mr. Korr's four decades of experience at the Smithsonian.
Collection is arranged on CDs. Each disc track is 1 question and answer session. Transcript available per request.
Biographical / Historical:
Rocky Korr was an art handler for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from 1960-2010.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Raby, Julian. 2003. "Foreword." In Scientific research in the field of Asian art : proceedings of the First Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art. Jett, Paul, Douglas, Janet G., McCarthy, Blythe, and Winter, John, editors. vii–vii. London, England: Archetype Publications in association with the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Raby, Julian. 2007. "Cardiform world map." In Encompassing the globe: Portugal and the world in the 16th and 17th centuries--Reference Catalogue. Levenson, Jay A., editor. 61–62. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
Raby, Julian. 2014. "Mosul metalworkers after the Mongols." In Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq. Ward, Rachel, editor. 56–67. London: The Courtauld Gallery in association with Paul Holberton Publishing.
Wilson, J. Keith and Flecker, Michael. 2010. "Dating the Belitung Shipwreck." In Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds. Krahl, Regina, Guy, John, Wilson, J. Keith, and Raby, Julian, editors. 35–37. Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Books.