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A Golden Discovery in the Philippines

Vessel in the form of a kinnari. Surigao Treasure, Surigao del Sur province. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. H. 4 ¾ x W. 2 15/16 in. (12 x 7.5 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.5189. Photography by Neal Oshima; Image courtesy of Ayala Museum. An object uncovered by Berto Morales in 1981.

How an accidental find by a laborer uncovered evidence of a pre-colonial civilization.

#TBT: In 1971, Japanese Performers Brings Ancient Shinto Masked Dances to the United States

Ancient Shinto masked dances of the Edo Festival Troupe, Tokyo, marked the resumption of Asia Society's Performing Arts Program in 1971. (Asia Society)

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 1971 Asia Society performance series featured a "living cultural treasure" from Japan.

Asia Society and the Philippines: Six Decades of 'Close Links'

Philippine President Corazon Aquino speaks at Asia Society in 1986. Also pictured is former Asia Society president Bob Oxnam. (Robert Glick/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

From presidents to priceless gold, a look back at the organization's history of engagement with Philippine business, politics, arts, and society.

Interview: New Asia Society Museum Director on Why Art and Culture Are the 'Best Connectors' of People

Tan Boon Hui. (National Heritage Board)

Tan Boon Hui, the newly appointed VP for Global Arts and Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum, says "art and culture are some of the best connectors of people and communities."

Interview: The Beijing Independent Film Festival (BIFF) Comes to New York

From 'People’s Park' (J.P. Sniadecki)

In an interview with ChinaFile, Karin Chien and J.P. Sniadecki share about how they are bringing the best of Chinese independent film to New York.

Interview: What Do Hawaiian and Taiwanese Aboriginal Music Have in Common?

Daniel Ho. (Lydia Miyashiro-Ho)

Daniel Ho, a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer, shares about his musical journey ahead of an August 14 performance at Asia Society Texas Center with the Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe from Taiwan.

Slideshow: Bicycling, Photography, and How to Travel the World in 1891

A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections

Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.

#TBT: Korean Classical Music Troupe 'Entrances' Audiences in 1979

Four members of the Korean Aak troupe from the National Classical Music Institute in 1979. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: a 1979 touring Korean music troupe.

Watch: Celebrated Myanmar Troupe and 'Outstanding Performance of the Year' Nominee Shwe Man Thabin

Members of Myanmar's Shwe Man Thabin company perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Watch the full Asia Society program featuring Myanmar's celebrated troupe Shwe Man Thabin, which has been nominated for Outstanding Performance of the Year by The New York Dance and Performance Awards.

Watch: Stars of New York City Ballet, Indian Kathak Dance, and Chinese Kunqu Opera Share Stage

Performers Qian Yi, Chinese kunqu opera star; Parul Shah, celebrated performer of India’s kathak dance; and Wendy Whelan, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet share the stage at Asia Society New York on June 24, 2015.  (Elsa M. Ruiz)

What do ballet, Indian kathak dance, and Chinese kunqu opera have in common? Watch Asia Society's recent Viewpoints: Classical Connections program, featuring acclaimed performers Wendy Whelan, Parul Shah, and Qian Yi, to find out.