The Belitung Shipwreck: Intersections of History, Archaeology, and Capitalism
Prior to the opening of the exhibition Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia at Asia Society, New York, The New York Center for Global Asia presents a symposium which focuses on the ninth-century context of the Belitung shipwreck in the Java Sea, Southeast Asia, and more broadly on Indian Ocean trade, on the ship’s 1998 excavation, and on controversies that prevented its contents from being displayed at the Freer | Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art, in 2011.
The symposium takes place at New York University
Hemmerdinger Hall Silver Building, 33 Washington Place, New York. 10003.
The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, and priority seating will be given to those who arrive early.
Co-organized by The New York Center for Global Asia and the Institute of Fine Arts, with support from the NYU Center for the Humanities and the Asia Society.