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The masterpieces on this website present compelling images and information that allow the telling of forceful stories. Stories that draw attention to the similarities and differences between civilizations.

Stories that enhance mutual understanding of cultural differences and highlight similarities. Stories that stimulate dialogue between peoples and illuminate their histories. In this section of the VCM website, the museums present these stories in the form of virtual exhibitions and presentations, that will appeal to a worldwide audience of the curious.

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    National Museum of Mongolia
    The origins of the National Museum of Mongolia date back to 1924, when the first collections were begun for a national museum, whose building no longer stands. The present building of the National Museum of Mongolia was built in 1971, when it was erected as the Museum of the Revolution. In 1991, th...
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  • 13Story

    Asian Shadows
    Click here to view at Wix Home | Bibliography & Grossary Introduction | India | Indonesia | Malaysia | Thailand & Cambodia | China | Turkey Ever since whenver man first established a direct relationship between shadows, contemplation and the soul, Oriental cultures encountred the need to de...
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  • 12Story

    The Hidden Base of Borobudur
    Borobudur in Central Java is one of the most spectacular monuments of the Buddhists and of mankind. In 1885, an amazing discovery was made: the stones of the lowest terrace masked a set of 160 wonderful reliefs depicting the law of cause and effect, earth, heaven and hell. This series of reliefs, k...
    The Hidden Base of Borobudur
  • 11Story

    Posing questions: Being and image in Asia and Europe
    Posing questions: Being and image in Asia and Europe The ASEMUS travelling exhibition in London This exhibition looks sceptically at representations or surrogates of people, using examples from Asia and Europe. It is laid out in four sections, each introduced by a text panel in portrait format: □ A...
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  • 10Story

    Shared Cultural Heritage
    Shared Cultural Heritage A joint project of the Museum Nasional, Jakarta, and the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden. The world's two oldest and most important Indonesian collections are to be found in the Museum Nasional in Jakarta and the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. The objects ...
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  • 9Story

    Vietnamese museums share collections with colleagues in Asia
    Vietnamese museums share collections with colleagues in Asia One of the ripple effects of the economic policy of ‘renovation’ known as Doi Moi that was introduced in Vietnam in the mid 80s’, has been the opening up of the cultural sector. Changes in the laws governing the temporar...
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  • 8Story

    "We have eaten the forest", Georges Condominas in Sar Luk
    " We have eaten the forest", Georges Condominas in Sar Luk Christine Hemmet (curator in the musée du quai Branly), Vo Thi Thuong and Nguyen Van Huy (curators in the Vietnam museum of Ethnology) have created this exhibition which has been presented in Paris from 23 June to 15 Decemb...
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  • 7Story

    Self & Other: Portraits from Asia and Europe
    Self & Other: Portraits from Asia and Europe The ASEMUS travelling exhibition in Japan This exhibition, ‘Portraits from Asia and Europe’, asks how people in Asian and Europe have understood the self and how they have accepted each other. Shifts in such perception are something that ...
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  • 6Story

    Sharing cultural memory
    Sharing Cultural Memory The Museum of Ethnology in Vienna holds a remarkable collection of approx. 1.200 ethnographic objects, documenting the multifaceted culture and history of the Moluccas ("Spice Islands"). This Austrian "Moluccas-collection" is an important complement to th...
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  • 5Story

    The Smile of Buddha - 1600 years of Buddhist art in Korea
    The Smile of Buddha - 1600 years of Buddhist art in Korea A Story of European-Asian cooperation Within the framework of the festival Made in Korea, in the autumn of 2008, the Centre for Fine Arts presents The Smile of Buddha – 1600 years of Buddhist art in Korea. For the first time this expos...
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