Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities

QAGOMA is the latest Australian gallery to run into problems over Indian antiquities in the international provenance debate.
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Rajan Zed, a US-based Hindu cleric and outspoken leader of the Interfaith Relationship of Nevada Clergy Association, has ​cited the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) as galleries containing potentially stolen art.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina