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Burmese Treasures to Go on Display in New York

8 April 2014

A landmark exhibition exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia will open at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art next week, and will include treasures from Burma never before seen abroad, reports AFP. The exhibition of Hindu-Buddhist sculptures will feature 160 stone, terracotta and bronze sculptures, of which 22 will come from Burma. The pieces are the first to be loaned by Burma since its recent emergence from decades of international isolation. “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,” said Thomas Campbell, the museum’s director.