Dunhuang re-created in Shenzen, and other recent news

db604f3f845c5ae86ff6051fdf612898_715__2Buddhistdoor reviews the recently opened Dunhuang exhibition, Mysterious Dunhuang, in Shenzen, China, an increasingly popular solution to fragile archaeological sites: reproductions or recreations. The exhibition includes 50 copies of murals from the Mogao caves, 12 statues, and six full cave replicas. (23 January 2018)

The Southasian Monitor notes that the “Preservation of Buddhist art helps Pakistan fight stereotyping,” citing a speech by Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi, (20 January 2018)
The Nation (Thailand) describes a reciprocal exhibition at the National Museum of Bangkok, “marking 130 years of diplomatic relations with Thailand.” (21 January 2018)
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