Old Javanese Gold Exhibit, Yale University Art Gallery

April 25, 2011 | News

This spring, the Yale University Art Gallery is showcasing a unique and rare collection of ancient gold pieces from the island of Java.  The pieces of jewelry, tapestries, funerary and other items, showcase the historical connections between Indonesia and East Asia, to countries like China and Japan.  The YUAG is free and open to the public, and the collection will be showcased until August 14, 2011.  In collaboration with the Exhibit, the Gallery will host a symposium on Gold in Southeast Asia will be held on May 14. 

The exhibit is made possible in part through the efforst of Thomas Jaffe, James H. Slater, and a generous donation of artifacts from Hunter and Valerie Thompson.  It is curated by Ruth Barnes, the inaugural Thomas Jaffe Curator of the Department of Indo-Pacific Art.  Among the first announcements was made by the Yale Daily News, in a blog post from October 2008.  For more information on the exhibit and the upcoming conference, including links to more recent articles from the Yale Daily News, click the links below: 

Link to the YUAG: About the Collection 

Symposium: Gold in Southeast Asia 

YDN: Javanese bling, a lot more than that

YDN: Art gallery shows ‘Old Gold’


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