Sunday, September 13, 2009

Guarded treasures from an ancient crossroads released temporarily for public viewing

Treasured and long protected magnificent items of an ancient visual cultural production, many of which have never been seen outside of Vietnam, their land of origin, will be shown in the United States this fall at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and in 2010 at the Asia Society in New York.

According to Douglas Britt of the Houston Chronicle (9/13/2009) there will be four special exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts. One exhibition in particular, The Archaeology of Fu Nan in the Mekong River Delta, will feature precious objects recovered from an area that was once a flourishing early medieval trade route between the Roman, Chinese and Indian empires.