ACM reveals list by Kapoor

Sculpture of Nandi at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Straits Times 20140605

The Asian Civilisations Museum responds to the the blog post by Chasing Aphorodite by releasing the full list of artefacts purchased by the museum from the disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor.

Sculpture of Nandi at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Straits Times 20140605
Sculpture of Nandi at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Straits Times 20140605

Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced NY gallery
Straits Times, 05 June 2014

The Asian Civilisations Museum has lifted the veil on the full list of 30 works of art it acquired from a disgraced New York gallery accused of trafficking in millions of dollars’ worth of stolen artefacts.

The museum released the list and price of each item exclusively to The Straits Times, in response to queries following the recent publication online of a partial inventory of the artefacts.

It was published on the blog, Chasing Aphrodite, written by former Los Angeles Times reporter Jason Felch who tracks illicit antiquities in museums around the world.

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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