Ming dynasty 1368–1644, Wen Zhengming (1470–1559), Heavy snow in the mountain passes 1528–32 (detail), handscroll, ink and colours on paper, 25.3 × 445.2 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei. From exhibition Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei at AGNSW (2019).
Despite growing pressure over the past decade to protect culturally significant objects when they are loaned internationally between art museums, there are less than 20 countries that have an Immunity from Seizure Act in place. Australia is one of them.