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Lecture: In the Name of Science—Westerners Collecting Buddhist Art in Western Tibet, Two Case Studies

December 6, 2012
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Rob Linrothe, Northwestern University, focuses on the 20th-century collecting practices of Giuseppe Tucci and Walter Koelz in western Tibet, shedding light on the usually opaque trajectory between the religious shrine and the western museum. This lecture will also examine the intermediate steps necessary to transport and transform sacralia into art and artifacts within museums.

Presented with the Asian Art Council

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West Tibet. Page from a Prajnaparamitasutra with Enshrined Buddha and Monk, 11th/12th century, detail. Frederick and Natalie Gookin and Russell Tyson Endowments.