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Agenda Saturday September 18 2021

Diving into provenance- Asian Art objects in museums

Recently, there has been a lot of media attention about the provenance of, amongst others, Asian Art collected during colonial times. The Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands would like to inform its members of its viewpoint on this matter and any possible consequences for its collection, as well as the Rijksmuseum's viewpoint and the current research on provenance and collection history.

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News March 23, 2021

Aziz Bassoul, ‘Splendour of Khmer Iconography’

Over the last 15 years, Mr Bassoul's concentration has been on Khmer iconography and he has come to the conclusion that the Khmer sculptures presented to the public by the major world museums, despite their significant interest, were not enough to cover the much wider spectrum of Khmer iconography.

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Asian Art Society in the Netherlands

The Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands was founded on 29 June 1918 by engineer and art connoisseur H.F.E. Visser (1890-1965) and collector and antiquarian G.J. Verburgt. Their goal was to disclose high-quality Asian art to a wider audience, to create interest in it and to stimulate academic research in the field of Asian art.

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Activities

Diving into provenance- Asian Art objects in museums

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Friends

Become a member of the Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands and become a friend of its splendid collection of Asian Art.

  • Free admission to the Rijksmuseum
  • Three issues of the magazine Aziatische Kunst every year and a monthly digital newsletter
  • Exclusive invitations for lectures, meetings and activities
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Quote of the month

“After all, these objects hold our fascination because they do more than one thing at one time and they do many more things over time.”

— Maggie Bickford
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