The 17th-century object remains on display at the Chicago museum despite Nepal’s calls for repatriation.
A Small Community in Nepal Wants Its Stolen God Back
Why should the people of Pharping celebrate their sacred festival with a replica of a 400-year-old idol while the original clearly sits in the collection of a Singapore museum?
Nepal Debuts Inaugural Venice Pavilion With Rubin Museum’s Support
The New York museum recently found itself in hot water over its holdings of two objects looted from Nepal, and there may be another contested work in its collection.
The Surprising Mix of Tradition and Innovation in Nepal’s Contemporary Art Scene
The work of many of Nepal’s contemporary artists suggests that the distinctions between labels like ancient and modern, or foreign and Nepali, will blur if you shift your point of view.
New York’s Rubin Museum Will Help Preserve the Collection of One of Nepal’s Oldest Monasteries
Itum Bahal is known as the oldest and most important Buddhist monastery in Nepal’s capital.
Returned to Nepal by the FBI, a Sculpture Becomes a God Again
Last week, I flew to Nepal and witnessed a ceremony to replace a looted Lakshmi-Narayan sculpture to its original location.
Two Nepalese Antiquities in the Rubin Museum Identified as Looted
One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
Stumbling Towards Repatriation
We need to make it clear to our museums that we do not want to walk around in galleries of stolen artworks.
How a Tweet Led to the FBI’s Return of a Looted Nepalese Sculpture
The looted status of the stele has been well documented since the 1980s, but it wasn’t until this year that the FBI and Dallas Museum of Art collaborated to return the religious artifact.
Stolen Deities Resurface in a Dallas Museum
A blogger’s shaky snapshots from an exhibition opening reveal where a Lakshmi-Narayana statue stolen from a temple in Kathmandu in 1984 had ended up: the Dallas Museum of Art.
The Body as a Political Landscape at a Nepalese Photo Festival
Whose and Whom brings together artists from around the globe who posit the body as a vehicle for performing gender.
Transporting Sounds from Nepal’s Mountain Monasteries
Soundwalk Collective recorded wind at 200 villages and monasteries in Nepal to create an immersive experience at the Rubin Museum.