Get your research on at Imperial Exposure: Early Photography and Royal Portraits across Asia, a 2-day symposium (December 5th and 6th) which “examines imperial portraiture during the advent of photography in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.”

Every now and again it’s good to do academic art symposiums and lucky for us, Smithsonian programming generally does a good job pulling experts together.

The Freer Sackler has a couple great programs going on right now regarding Chinese photography and “The Empress Dowager” through January 2012.