Title

Stolen Art of South East Asia

Presenter Information

Megan ReynoldsFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Journalism

Minor

Art History

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Antje Gamble

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This project will explore the various stolen art of Asia, paying close attention to colonialism’s impact on the theft, as well as any religious intent behind the theft. We will take “stolen” to mean both art that has been subject to physical theft and art that has been destroyed, and therefore stolen from the viewer’s sight. It will explore the significance of said stolen pieces, the “why” they are meant to convey. Whether they be religious pieces, political pieces, etc., their meaning will be affected by the time period they were created in. This time period will offer some context to the reasoning behind their theft. This project will dissect the entire process, from creation to theft to possible return. Not solely based on the art, this project will also delve into the history of Asia.

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Stolen Art of South East Asia

This project will explore the various stolen art of Asia, paying close attention to colonialism’s impact on the theft, as well as any religious intent behind the theft. We will take “stolen” to mean both art that has been subject to physical theft and art that has been destroyed, and therefore stolen from the viewer’s sight. It will explore the significance of said stolen pieces, the “why” they are meant to convey. Whether they be religious pieces, political pieces, etc., their meaning will be affected by the time period they were created in. This time period will offer some context to the reasoning behind their theft. This project will dissect the entire process, from creation to theft to possible return. Not solely based on the art, this project will also delve into the history of Asia.