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Hot air balloons fly over ancient temples in Bagan, Myanmar, at sunrise on November 25, 2014. (Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: 90 Mesmerizing Seconds Floating Above Myanmar's Land of 2000 Temples

Let the website 'Jungles in Paris' take you on a breathtaking tour of the ancient city of Bagan, the world’s largest collection of religious structures. more
Members of Shwe Man Thabin perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Multimedia: Critics Laud Asia Society's Shwe Man Thabin Event as 'Rare Taste of Myanmar's Culture'

"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times. more
An evening of zat pwe presents a panoply of music, song, dance, drama, and comedy. (Rachel Cooper)

Multimedia: Celebrated Troupe Brings Myanmar's Performance Tradition to New York

Learn about Myanmar’s "zat pwe"—a traditional performance form that combines music, dance, and theater into a unique variety extravaganza. more
Studio portrait of U Tin Maung, founder of the Shwe Man Thabin troupe, circa mid-1950s. (Courtesy Kit Young)
The Incredible All-Night Zat Pwe
Learn more about the history and context of Myanmar's great performing arts tradition. more

Asia Society Presents: Burmese National Theater

From 1975: Asia Society presents a mesmerizing performance of traditional music and dance from Burma. more
On loan from the national Museum in Yangon, Myanmar, this double-sided stele is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the fourth to the sixth century CE.

Timelapse: How Art Handlers Move an Ancient 724-Pound Sandstone Sculpture

Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a sandstone stele dating back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar.' more

Buddhist Art of Myanmar: Double-Sided Stele Installation Timelapse

Watch a team of art handlers orchestrate the installation of a 724-pound sandstone sculpture that dates back to the fourth to sixth century for Asia Society Museum's exhibition 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar.' more
Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

In his first U.S. survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui. more
Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar."

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights about conservation and discusses how she traveled to Myanmar to assess the condition of various sculptures that were coming to the Spring exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar. more

Video: Conserving Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights about art conservation and describes how some of the objects in Asia Society Museum's Buddhist Art of Myanmar were conserved for the exhibition and beyond. more