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Buddhist Art Forum

From: Sharon Cather <sharon.cather<-at->
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012
Buddhist Art and Conservation Forum
April 11-14, 2012

This Forum will be a major event of an exceptional kind, seeking to
address the philosophical issues concerning Buddhism and art in a
profound and holistic way. Drawing contributors from widely varied
backgrounds from Asia and the rest of the world, the Forum will have
four overarching themes dealing with Buddhist art: definition;
creation and function; conservation; and its role in the
contemporary world.

It will be the first time that a representative group of those with
a stake in Buddhist art-monks, artists, art historians,
archaeologists, conservators, curators, and officials-are gathered
to consider such issues, and a unique opportunity for synergistic
discussion. Prompted by The Courtauld's engagement with the complex
challenges of preserving Buddhist art in China, India and Bhutan and
The Ho Family Foundation's aim to promote understanding of Buddhism,
it is hoped that the Forum will make a genuine contribution to the
awareness and understanding of issues and developments beyond
regional and specialist boundaries.

About forty contributors will engage with an audience of scholars,
students and the general public who will participate in discussion
throughout the event. The Forum will include evening receptions
jointly hosted with the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British
Museum, and another in The Courtauld Gallery.

This event is sponsored by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

For full information, including booking, see


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