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

John Huntington john.darumadera at
Wed Aug 6 21:11:32 UTC 2014

Hi Ben,

I wrote a review of the catalogue , it is: “A Broken Date In Paris, A
Review of the Catalogue* Art of the Ganges Delta*” Orientations, October
2008. Lead article.
if it is not available I will scan it and send you a copy


John C. Huntington, Professor Emeritus
Buddhist Art, Asian Numismatics,
Field and Object Art Photography
 john.darumadera at

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Benjamin Fleming <fleming_b4 at>

> 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
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