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Europe and Asia have had close relations for thousands of years. Commercial and political networks developed both on land - via the Silk Road - and by sea. Trade opened the way for the spread of major religious and philosophical trends, inexhaustible sources of inspirations for art and culture. 
 
In 2010, to mark the 8th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), an intergovernmental process established to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe, BOZAR presented the exhibition A Passage to Asia. 25 centuries of exchange between Asia and Europe.
 
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of ASEM, BOZAR, in partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and with the support of the European Union, is happy to offer you the possibility to discover and relive this 2010 landmark exhibition. Through the 3D digitization of 18 of its most fascinating artworks, this invitation to an inspiring journey will explore seven different themes underlining the rare cross-fertilisation of ideas and cultures that nurtured Asia-Europe partnership for more than 25 centuries. 

 

Enjoy your virtual visit to the exhibition!

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