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POSTED | 12:42 PM | 19-04-2014

Myanmar art treasures on show in New York

Myanmar art treasures are now on display in New York for the first time at a prestigious exhibition which will draw attention to the country as an attractive place to visit, a tourism newspaper said.

The exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art focuses on the religious art of Southeast Asia’s ancient kingdoms.

“It features 160 stone, terracotta and bronze sculptures of which 22 are from [Myanmar], the first pieces of art loaned by Rangoon after emerging from decades of international isolation,” said TTR Weekly.

“We are especially honored that the government of Myanmar has signed its first-ever international loan agreement in order to lend their national treasures to this exhibition,” museum director Thomas Campbell told TTR Weekly.

The beautifully presented and painstakingly curated “Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia 5th to 8th Century” opened on April 14 and runs until 27 July.

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