Newark Museum Celebrates One Hundred Years of Collecting and Exhibiting Tibetan Art

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NEWARK, NJ.- The Newark Museum celebrates a 100-year milestone in 2011, the formation and exhibition of its internationally acclaimed Tibetan collection. Since the first group of 150 objects was initially displayed in 1911, the Newark Museum has become steward of one of the foremost holdings of Tibetan art in the world. Today the collection numbers more than 5,500 objects ranging in date of origin from the eleventh to the twenty-first centuries. Beginning in March 2011, the Museum embarks on a nine-month Tibet Collection Centennial honoring Tibetan art, culture and history. Celebration of the Tibet Collection Centennial at the Newark Museum coincides with the Tibetan New Year Festival of Losar. Katherine Anne Paul, Ph.D., Curator of the Arts of Asia and