Time: until 16.08.10
Place: Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, Paris
The exhibition presents the Buddhist heritage of Pakistan’s legends and monasteries.
The Paris exhibition commissioned by Pierre Cambon, head curator of the Guimet museum, replicates, in a modified form, the exhibition designed by Professor Michel Jansen and Doctor Christian Luczanits, presented under the name Gandhara.
The Gandhara is a former kingdom with a Hellenistic influence which spanned the North West provinces of today’s Pakistan. This civilisation contemporaneous with the Romans in the west and the Chinese Hans in the east, peaked between the 1st and 3rd century AD, in the era of the successors of Alexander the Great and the Kushan Empire.
The exhibition is organised by the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts and the National Art and Exhibition Centre of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn. (more…)