Asian Civilisations Museum paid more than $1 million to Kapoor

Asian Civilisations Museum. Source: Chasing Aphordite 20140525

Invoices from disgraced antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor show that the Asian Civilisations Museum paid over a $1 million for items bought between 1997-2010.

Asian Civilisations Museum. Source: Chasing Aphordite 20140525
Asian Civilisations Museum. Source: Chasing Aphordite 20140525

Singapore Sling: The Asian Civilizations Museum Paid Kapoor More Than $1 million
Chasing Aphrodite, 25 May 2014

Singapore’s Asian Civilizations Museum bought more than $1 million of art from disgraced Manhattan antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor, according to business records from Kapoor’s Art of the Past gallery.

Invoices that Kapoor sent to the ACM between 1997 and 2010 detail more than two dozen objects he sold, including nine antiquities of unclear provenance. (Kapoor also sold Indian manuscripts and paintings that to date have not be the subject of law enforcement investigations. Our complete Kapoor coverage here.) Most of the invoices were directed to the ACM’s former senior curator for South Asia, Dr. Gauri Krishnan. Krishnan is now director of the Indian Heritage Centre at Singapore’s National Heritage Board. The ACM did not respond to a request for comment.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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