Afghanistan Exhibition: Hidden Treasures From the National Museum, Kabul

Where to See the Exhibition

"Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures From the National Museum, Kabul"

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Gold boot buckle with turquoise inlay
Photograph � Musée Guimet/Thierry Ollivier

Exhibition Schedule

British Museum

London, UK
March 3, 2011 to July 3, 2011

Bonn Museum

Bonn, Germany
June 11, 2010 to January 2, 2011

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau-Ottawa, Canada
October 23, 2009, to March 28, 2010

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York
June 23 to September 20, 2009

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Houston, Texas
March 1 to May 17, 2009

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
October 24, 2008, to January 25, 2009

National Gallery of Art

Washington, D.C.
May 25 to September 7, 2008

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