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Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a 724-pound sandstone sculpture that dates back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar.'
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Asia Society staff, friends and family share their thoughts on the passing of "a visionary and a radical thinker."
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Myanmar's Shwe Man Thabin
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Guest curator Sylvia Fraser-Lu explicates the relationship between art and religious practice in Myanmar.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
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An elderly patron eats breakfast at a street food vendor's stall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on February 23, 2015. (CiaoHo/Flickr)
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Skills, job prospects and employment trends in ASEAN.
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A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)
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In his first U.S. survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.
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Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights about 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.
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Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights about art conservation and describes how some of the objects in Asia Society Museum's Buddhist Art of Myanmar were conserved for the exhibition and beyond.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Thai Queen Sirikit.