The student curators of this exhibition would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Robert DeCaroli. His inimitable knowledge, leadership, and guidance brought this project to fruition.

This exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, and would not have been possible without the incredible staff. We especially thank Dr. Debra Diamond, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, who served as an invaluable advisor for this project. Without her enthusiasm and expertise, this project would not have been possible.

Thank you to Sana Mirza, Education Specialist, who provided indispensable guidance and feedback on web design and digital engagement. We express sincere gratitude for all other staff at the museum who assisted with this project, including: Jennifer Berry, Dina Brosnan-McGee, Cory Grace, Nancy Hacskaylo, Tim Kirk, Amelia Meyer, Chris Popenfus, Karen Sasaki, Richard Skinner, and Clara Henderson.

Thank you to Stephanie Grimm from the George Mason University Library, and Jeffrey Kenney and Donald Russell, George Mason University Curators.

A special thank you to the George Mason University Department of History and Art History.

Funding provided by a Mason Impact Micro-Grant from George Mason University’s Undergraduate Education office.