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Olov Janse Photographs

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At A Glance

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  • Creator

    Janse, Olov, 1892-1985
  • Dates

  • Physical Description

    1.5 Items (linear feet of glass plate and film negatives)
  • Collection ID


  • Scope and Contents

    Glass Plate and film negatives of various artifacts and archaeological sites reflecting Janse's research throughout China and SE Asia.
  • Biographical / Historical

    Professor Robert Ture Olov (1892-1985) was a Swedish archaeologist notable for his excavation work at Đông Sơn between 1935-1939. Though he originally argued a viewpoint for the European origins of Bronze Age culture in Vietnam, he reversed himself in support of Chinese origins after he started excavations at Đông Sơn. Janse is recognized for introducing scholarly rigor into the research of the history and archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia.
  • Local Numbers

    FSA A2014.02
  • Creator

    Janse, Olov, 1892-1985
  • Place

  • Archival Repository

    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
  • Type

    Collection descriptions
    Archival materials
    Glass negatives
  • Citation

    Olov Janse Photographs. FSA.A2014.02. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Arrangement

    Two boxes of minimally organized glass and film negatives.
  • Rights

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
  • Genre/Form

    Glass negatives
  • Restrictions

    Collection is open for research.

Repository Contact

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013