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Wall Street Journal Praises Philippine Gold's Collection of 'Bright Stars'

Visitors to Asia Society in New York inspect artifacts from the Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdom exhibition. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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Asia Society's Fall 2015 exhibition has attracted rave reviews since its opening on September 11.

#TBT: In 1964, Nepali Dancer Strikes a Pose

Nepali Dancer Bali Ram poses in front of a 15th-century sculpture, 'Avalokiteshvara', on loan from The Golden Monastery in Patan, Nepal at Asia Society's “The Art of Nepal.” (Asia Society)
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Each week for "Throwback Thursday" (#TBT), we'll reach into our archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when an enigmatic dancer from Nepal stormed America and cooked at Asia Society.

New Yorker Calls Philippine Gold 'Fantastic'

Work No. 2015.02.02.81 Earrings with 12 floriated spangles (kayong kayong)  Attributed to Bohol Gold  4 7/8 in. (12.45 cm) length; 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm) length  11.8 grams; 11.9 grams Ayala Museum Collection 71.4042ab
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The magazine praises Asia Society's new exhibition, on display in New York through January 3.

New York Times Hails 'Philippine Gold' as 'Gorgeous and Historically Intriguing'

Sash or caste cord. Surigao Treasure, Surigao del Sur province. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. L. 59 1/16 in. (150 cm); Cross section H. 1 1/16 x W. 15/16 in. (2.7 x 2.4 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.5186. Photography by Neal Oshima; Image courtesy of Ayala Museum. An object uncovered by Berto Morales in 1981.
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"They were astoundingly skillful goldsmiths"

Before and After: This Is What's Happening to Historic Sites in the Middle East

Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo, Syria. (Aleppo Media Center/Antiquities Coalition)
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Before-and-after photos offer a glimpse of the recent destruction of historic sites and cultural treasures in the Middle East and Africa.

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.
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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)
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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: A 1971 Asia Society performance series featured a "living cultural treasure" from Japan.

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

Boon Hui Tan. (National Heritage Board)
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Boon Hui Tan, 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)
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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.

#TBT: In 1991, Korean Dancers Have Moment of Zen...With a Paintbrush

Eunjin Hwang (L) and Sun Ock Lee performing
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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: A 1991 Asia Society performance displayed Zen-like concentration by its Buddhist performers.