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Timelapse: How Art Handlers Move an Ancient 724-Pound Sandstone Sculpture

On loan from the national Museum in Yangon, Myanmar, this double-sided stele is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the fourth to the sixth century CE.
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Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a sandstone stele dating back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

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
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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: Japanese Artist Creates Miniature World From a Kaleidoscope of Kimonos

In January 2015, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki constructed one of his signature landscapes at Asia Society Museum. The installation is inspired by a traditional artwork in the Museum permanent collection.
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Watch Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki piece together 'Out of Disorder (Folding Scenery),' which represents "the graceful transition of a Japanese landscape from the past to the present" at Asia Society Museum.

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
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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.

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
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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).

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)
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"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."

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

On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar,
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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.

Multimedia: Arts Leaders See Technology, Greater Inclusiveness as Key Factors in 21st-Century Museums

Richard Armstrong, Melissa Chiu, Tom Finkelpearl, and Peggy Loar at Asia Society New York on January 29, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At the launch event for Asia Society's latest publication, the heads of the Guggenheim and Hirshhorn Museums and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs discussed museum education, diversity, technology, and the rise of museums in Asia.

Interview: Bureaucracy, Bumpy Roads No Deterrent to Bringing Myanmar's Art to US

Plaque with image of seated Buddha; Pagan period, 11th–13th century; Gilded metal with polychrome; H. 7 x W. 61/4 x D. 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. (Sean Dungan)
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Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser recounts the long, complex back story behind the upcoming exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, which includes many works that have never been seen outside of the country before.

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudra; Pagan period, 11th century; Sandstone; H. 42 x W. 27 x D. 10 in. (106.7 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm)l Bagan Archaeological Museum (Sean Dungan)
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The 11th-century stone Buddha is just one of many treasures leaving Myanmar for the first time for Asia Society Museum's landmark exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar,' opening Feb. 10 in New York.