(SEAArch) ‘Shipwrecked’ at the Smithsonian postponed due to outcry

(SEAArch) ‘Shipwrecked’ at the Smithsonian postponed due to outcry

The Smithsonian Institution has indefinitely postponed its plans to mount an exhibition of Chinese artifacts salvaged from a shipwreck because of opposition from archeologists who say the objects were collected by a commercial treasure hunter in a manner that violated professional standards. The exhibition, “Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds,” was tentatively scheduled for next spring at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums.

Full article: http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/2011/06/29/shipw...

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