Paul Singer: Chinese Art and Archaeology


The Paul Singer collection of 5,000 Chinese objects, ranging from the Neolithic to the 20th century, will be fully cataloged along with his papers and period photographs of the collection, reference images, and scholars and students in his two-bedroom apartment in Summit, NJ. Made accessible to the public for the first time, the collection serves as both a reflection of what was known about Chinese art and archaeology in the latter half of the twentieth century and a platform for new research in a broad range of disciplines.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution


  • Mr. J. Keith Wilson (Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)
  • Mr. David Hogge

Date Range

5000 - 5000

Geographic Scope

China, Tibet, Southeast Asia, Korea


  • 5000 Artifact (Including Archaeological Objects, Weapons, Machinery, Instruments, Costumes, Textiles, Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Etc.), Artwork (Including Original Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Etc.), Ephemera, Image