A press release from the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution about theÂ Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds exhibition which they were supposed to host next year, but put on hold because of outcries from some archaeologists and cultural heritage experts over the issues of exhibiting artefacts taken from a commercial salvage operation (See here). The exhibition was on display this year at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, and is now in storage.
Sackler Gallery Convenes Advisory Group to Discuss “Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds” Exhibition
Media Release from the Sackler Gallery, 08 December 2011
This just in. The New York Times reports that the ‘Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds’ exhibition currently exhibiting at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore has been postponed, til at least 2013, due to concerns over the commercial salvage operation related to the recovery of the cargo. I wonder if the exhibition is going to stay in Singapore for a little longer now?
Shipwrecked Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Shipwreck Show Postponed
New York Times, 28 June 2011
While passing through Singapore last year, I finally had the chance to visit the new ArtScience museum and see the Tang treasures from the Belitung shipwreck.
The ArtScience Museum in Singapore