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  • 24April
    2009

    NEWS To commemorate the 2009 Japan year, which marks the 140-year jubilee of the commencement of official relations between Japan and Austria-Hungary, the Viennese Museum of Ethnology  has planned a yearlong program series, “Japan for All Seasons.”        
  • 22April
    2009

    NEWS Apologies for controversial new museum in Mojokerto, Indonesia. (The Art Newspaper)        
  • 11April
    2009

    NEWS Exhibitions at Nara Museum and Tokyo National Museum top Art Newspaper's survey of most visited exhibitions in 2008. "National Treasures from Yakushi-ji Temple" was second with an average daily attendance of an astounding 12,762 people.    
  • 04April
    2009

    NEWS   RFA reports on theft of many buddhist images in Laos.      
  • 27March
    2009

    NEWS   The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm recently opened a new permanent exhibition, called "the Middle Kingdom" which presents glimpses of 5000 years of Chinese history.     
  • 23March
    2009

    NEWS   According to an article in the Art newspaper, the centrepiece of the Chinese bronzes exhibition, “Treasures from Shanghai”, at London’s British Museum appears to have been illegally excavated within the past few years. However, it is now legitimately the property of the Shanghai Museum.           
  • 13March
    2009

    NEWS   The British government, with the help of the National Geographic Society and the British Red Cross, has returned 3.4 tons of stolen antiquities that were confiscated over the past six years at London's Heathrow Airport. The artifacts are now at the National Museum in Kabul.      
  • 09March
    2009

    NEWS   The BBC reports the re-opening of Iraq's National Museum six years after it was looted.      

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