Asian art provenance project
Southeast Asia

The NGA celebrates the remarkable art of Southeast Asia, from Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Buddhist sculpture, Indonesian textiles and ancestral art are important focus areas of the Southeast Asian collection.

Gallery researchers are now looking back through the collection of sculptures, textiles and paintings from Southeast Asia to find out more about the ownership histories and documentation for these fine works of art, and ensure their collection was both legal and ethical. Information will be regularly updated.

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