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Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition

Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights into conservation and discusses how she traveled to Myanmar to assess the condition of various sculptures that were coming to the spring exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Video: On Loan From Myanmar, a Bronze Bell Propounds the Teachings of Buddha

A bronze bell created in 1884 is one of the more than 70 artworks featured in Asia Society Museum exhibition

Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society, shares her insights into a noteworthy nineteenth-century bronze bell featured in the exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Interview: Film Actress Wu Ke-Xi Reveals the Making of an Ordinary Myanmar Woman

Actress We Ke Xi, in character (L) and out (R). (Courtesy We Ke Xi)

Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z's leading lady is in fact a cosmopolitan chameleon from Taiwan. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York following screenings on March 6 and 7, 2015.

Interview: Son of Myanmar Midi Z Returns Home to Tell Its Tales On Screen

Burmese filmmaker Midi Z, above, receives his first American retrospective at Asia Society New York from March 6 through 13, 2015.

Ahead of his first U.S. retrospective, at Asia Society New York March 6 through 13, Myanmar's rising auteur tells Asia Society, "In my stories, even though the characters deal drugs and traffic in humans, they are just ordinary people."

Video: Serene Yet Formidable, a Kneeling Earth Goddess Wrings Out Her Hair

A new video gives insights into the Earth Goddess (Vasudhara) featured in Asia Sociey Museum's exhibition

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, relates the back story behind a "wonderful, solid, dignified, firmly rooted" Earth Goddess (Vasudhara).

Interview: Photographer Documents Hopes and Concerns of a Myanmar in Transition

Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi in Pathein, 2012. (Geoffrey Hiller)
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Geoffrey Hiller's new book of photographs from Myanmar capture a nation gradually re-opening to the world. But, the photographer says of the ordinary people he meets there, "most are frustrated by the lack of real change."

First Reviews for 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar' Hail a 'Sculptural Nirvana'

Vishnu; Pagan period, 11th–12th century; Bronze; H. 14 x W. 7 x D. 4 in. (35.6 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm). National Museum, Yangon. (Sean Dungan)

"It would be wonderful to see shows like this more frequently," says The Guardian about Asia Society Museum's new exhibition — while The New York Times declares flatly, "the show is a find."

In Myanmar, a Former Hijacker Finds His Own 'Middle Path,' Without Regrets

Buddhist monks read newspapers at a stall near the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on May 9, 2014. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Now editor-in-chief at one of Myanmar’s top media properties, former hijacker Soe Myint reflects on his country’s journey, and his own, with Asia Society’s Tom Nagorski.

Video: A Celebrated Birth Carved in Sandstone Makes Its Way From Myanmar

On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar,

Donald M. Stadtner, a guest curator of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, shares his insights into an intricately wrought sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's entry into the world.

When Arts and Policy Intersect: The Story Behind 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar'

Asia Society Trustee Tom Freston poses with Aung San Suu Kyi after presenting her with the Asia Society's Global Vision award at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2012. (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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The story of how Asia Society's behind-the-scenes policy engagement early in Myanmar's reforms led to a historic art exhibition.