I randomly received some information from them recently and thought it was cool. I don't think I know anyone at the Smithsonian but love peeking at there great programs and projects.
If you like the ring of :
The Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries Hold Events to Celebrate "The Tsars and the East: Gifts from Turkey and Iran in The Moscow Kremlin"
check out this : Media Web site and Images: www.asia.si.edu/press
The Freer Gallery of Art, located at 12th Street and Independence Avenue S.W., and the adjacent Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.