(SEAArch) Another place to find the Tang Treasures

(SEAArch) Another place to find the Tang Treasures

The museum is not the only place where you can view Tang-era treasures from the controversial Belitung shipwreck. A little-known fact is that 88 artefacts from an Arab dhow wrecked off Belitung Island in Indonesia have been on display at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Tang Treasures Suite since 2007. This might come as a surprise to those more familiar with a storm that blew up over the treasure trove recently. About 400 of these ninth-century treasures from the vast collection of 50,000 ceramic jars, bowls and vases of Chinese origin, plus a few gold and silver objects were displayed at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands last year. The exhibition was titled Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures And Monsoon Winds. Jointly organised by the Asian Civilisations Museum, the National Heritage Board, the Singapore Tourism Board and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute in t...

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