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?
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 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.
Itum Bahal is known as the oldest and most important Buddhist monastery in Nepal’s capital.
Last week, I flew to Nepal and witnessed a ceremony to replace a looted Lakshmi-Narayan sculpture to its original location.
One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
We need to make it clear to our museums that we do not want to walk around in galleries of stolen artworks.
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.
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.
Whose and Whom brings together artists from around the globe who posit the body as a vehicle for performing gender.
Soundwalk Collective recorded wind at 200 villages and monasteries in Nepal to create an immersive experience at the Rubin Museum.
To coincide with the one-year anniversary of the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Nepal, the Rubin Museum of Art is launching a series of commemorative projects, including an online exhibition that celebrates the unique culture of the region.