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Re: In the news...

Ron, does it say whether the Tibetan book will be returned to them?  I
wonder why the Buddhist clergy's were not consulted to have the book
removed and invited to play a part in the decision for the exhibition.

Some of the world's actions seem so strange to me.  Am I the only one?

> From: Ron Koster <psymon@xxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: In the news...
> Date: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 9:43 AM
> *** Rare book, art works on way to U.S.
> An antique Tibetan medical text and 40 accompanying works of art are
> on their way to the U.S. despite efforts by Buddhist clergy to block
> their removal from a temple, police in Russia's Far East said
> Tuesday. A duty officer in Ulan-Ude, capital of the Buddhist region
> of Buryatia, said police foiled the priests' attempt to prevent the
> removal of the rare copy of the Atlas of Tibetan Medicine, which will
> be flown to the U.S. from Moscow. The book and its art works are 19th
> century copies of a 17th century volume destroyed in 1959 following
> China's takeover of Tibet. Buryatia authorities had a contract with
> Pro-Cultural Inc., of Pleasantville, N.Y., allowing the book and
> accompanying paintings to be exhibited in Atlanta, Mexico City,
> Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., Indiana and Colorado through 1999.
> See http://www.infobeat.com/stories/cgi/story.cgi?id=2554020055-2c6
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