Re: [INDOLOGY] Failed Guimet musée nationale des arts Asiatique exhibt

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at
Wed Aug 6 20:44:52 UTC 2014

i believe that if you go into the Indology archive, you will find a thread dedicated to this in 2008.


Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago

From: INDOLOGY [indology-bounces at] on behalf of Benjamin Fleming [fleming_b4 at]
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 4:50 PM
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Subject: [INDOLOGY] Failed Guimet musée nationale des arts Asiatique exhibt

Dear colleagues,

Does anyone here have any connection to the Guimet musée nationale des arts Asiatique in Paris? Specifically I am trying to get in touch with someone that may have been involved with the failed exhibit, "Art of the Ganges Delta," in 2008, showcasing artifacts from the National Museum of Bangladesh among other institutions. There was a catalogue published for it, despite never coming to fruition.

Any publications, journalistic or otherwise, about the circumstances of the failure would also be greatly appreciated.

I am currently working on an article about my manuscript project in Bangladesh which ran into some similar problems. So far I have primarily surfaced one-sided accounts of the demise of the exhibit, but nothing from the French side.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best Wishes,



Benjamin Fleming,
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Religious Studies;
Cataloger of Indic Manuscripts, Rare Book & Manuscript Library;
University of Pennsylvania 249 S. 36th Street,
201 Claudia Cohen Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104 U.S.A.
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