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A Mission of Preservation: A Conversation with Prof. Luo Wenhua of the Palace Museum
The race against time to conserve Tibetan Buddhist art
Uploaded 10 Mar 2017
Finding Excellence, Part 2: A Tradition of Transmission
Where do Cham dances find sanctuary?
Uploaded 19 Aug 2016
The New Ancient Religions Gallery at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
New Ancient Religions gallery draws on pan-Asian Buddhist art traditions
Uploaded 8 Jan 2016
Heritage Cannot Wait: The Matho Museum Project
On a mission to preserve the Buddhist heritage of Matho Monastery
Uploaded 28 Aug 2015
Fusion Art on the Move: The Mongolian Melting Pot
There are few better examples of the Mongolian Buddhist heritage than Ikh Khüree, known today as none other than Ulaanbaatar itself, the country’s capital. A seamless fusion of nomadic prac
Uploaded 6 Feb 2015
Zhang Huan: Sculpting a Name in Art
Whether it is his unconventional performance art, his photography, or his sculpture, Chinese artist Zhang Huan’s remarkable repertoire is rebellious, eccentric, controversial—and spiritual, particular
Uploaded 30 Jan 2015
An Interview with Professor Pauline Yu—President of the American Council of Learned Societies
About the ACLS   Formed in 1919, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is a private, non-profit federation of 72 national learned societies. As representative of American scholarship, the A
Uploaded 17 Oct 2014
A General Overview of the Section “Buddhist Art and Architecture” at the IABS 2014
As I am not an art historian, I had some hesitation in attending the talks on “Buddhist Art and Architecture.” However, after reading the abstracts, I was surprised to learn that the resea
Uploaded 17 Oct 2014
Art and Conservation Form a Critical Part of Buddhist Studies
The ethics and principles of preserving Buddhist art from an academic perspective.
Uploaded 3 Oct 2014
Part Four: New Ideas
  Beginning in the mid-1980’s, American scholars John and Susan Huntington turned Buddhist art history on its head with claims that the first Buddha images were made shortly after the Buddha’s death,
Uploaded 4 Feb 2013
Part Two: The Traditional View
Perhaps no religious icon is as widely used and well-known as the image of the Buddha seated in meditation.  Yet one of the curiosities of history is that there is no evidence of images of the Buddha,
Uploaded 1 Dec 2012
Bring Back Our Art Schools!
It is high time we brought back the lost traditions of the Mathurān and Gandhāran art schools. Mathurā and Gandhāra were two regions in ancient India that played host to two distinctive styles of Budd
Uploaded 1 Mar 2010
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