Articles by Richard Kurin

About Richard Kurin
Richard Kurin

Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large, is currently the acting director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art. Dr. Kurin is the author of The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects. He started working for the Smithsonian in 1976, served as Under Secretary for the last decade, and currently leads efforts to save cultural heritage around the globe.

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