Henry Alfred Goolsbee Files Criminal Charges Against New Zealand Police Detective

For Immediate Release 2015

 

A Father of three young children resolves to file criminal charges against New Zealand Police Detective and other New Zealand Ministers and Government Ministries ~ Visiting Japanese/American family is made destitute by corrupt New Zealand Police Detective and corrupt Government Agents (corrupt New Zealand Judges complicit in compounding the damages).

A 59 year old author and father of three, Henry Alfred Goolsbee, who was wrongfully imprisoned for over two years, has decided to file criminal claims against a New Zealand Police Detective and several related Ministerial Departments citing charges (including but not limited to) “Perjury,” “Obstruction of Justice,” “Perverting the Course of Justice,” “Preventing the Course of Justice,” “Unlawful Discrimination” and “Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage and Causing Loss by Deceit,” within the New Zealand Government. There are currently several cases filed by Goolsbee which are currently active in the High Courts of New Zealand the name and shame many of the culprits with the New Zealand government.

The US born father has decided to file criminal charges against the police on behalf of his three young children who, at the time of the offending by the Police and Ministries, were ages 10, 12 and14 and he has also filed for damages on behalf of their mother, a Japanese national, all of whom are innocent victims of an ongoing legal fiasco that resulted in Mr Goolsbee being falsely accused, illegally arrested, was denied his right to justice and was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for two years and three months.

The family was made destitute and made homeless in New Zealand, because the father was unable to make payment to various utilities providers and rental agents as a direct result of the misconduct and criminal behaviour of the police and various Government agencies. Eviction notices were served and their mobile and landline telephones were cut off. When Goolsbee was wrongfully imprisoned he lost over $800,000 worth of remedial soil amendments that were ready to packed and sold into the agricultural arena.

“It’s a miracle that we have survived this long…” says Goolsbee.

“…, if the detective had her way, I would have spent the past one year and eight months in prison whilst awaiting trial for charges that have no merit or basis in reality. I am innocent of the charges and have the evidence to prove it… Fortunately, the Judge disagreed with the Detective’s recommendation to deny bail.”

In fact, in the earlier round of administrative hearings, “…the Judge appears to have decided that the allegations are absurd, and for good reason.”

The elderly gentleman and his family have been unable to access medical services that would ordinarily have been available to them, had they been able to return to Japan, where the father had been a permanent resident for almost twenty years. The mother and children are all very traumatized and are suffering as well, but are not entitled to medical care either, according to the decisions made by the Ministry of Immigration, the Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Education who refused to allow the children to attend school whilst awaiting trial as potential wiynesses.

“They’re trying to force me to become insolvent and mentally exhausted, so that we can’t afford to tell the world what they’re doing: and so that we can’t afford to hire legal counsel capable of bringing civil and criminal proceedings against the police and the government ministries who are complicit in this abusive process.,” said Goolsbee.

“We need urgently help from organizations like Amnesty International, Change.org and Indiegogo and other such social and political action networks before it’s too late. Who knows how many other innocent people may have been arrested and incarcerated by this same, rogue, police agent and her colleagues at Crown Law? If they’ll do it our family, they’ll do it to others and this simply isn’t acceptable in these days and times. After all, New Zealand is supposed to be a civilized and democratic society.”

“How the New Zealand Government can treat a perfectly innocent father, his wife and young children in this manner, is beyond our comprehension.”

“We thought we were visiting a civilized country; but we don’t know what to think now. We have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a direct result of this absurd situation and we now find ourselves on the brink of being homeless in a foreign country. They have caused us to become destitute.”

The police seized all of the family’s digital communication equipment, computers and data-storage devices, as well as all of the father’s ID and bankcards, jewellery and other valuables, just one week prior to the expiration of their visas; and thus the police prevented the father from applying for their visa extensions in a timely manner, despite the fact that he had made extensive and adequate preparations to do so. The mother had to sell the few pieces of jewelry that had handed down to her from her mother. “It’s not very valuable, but they were priceless to me as tokens of remembrance of my mother. They had great sentimental value as I wanted to pass them on to my daughters and grandchildren,” she said.

The mother went on to say that, “We have been uncommonly patient with the due process of law and the Detective in charge. We assumed that the misunderstanding would be cleared up in a matter of days, but the detective in charge has been behaving in a most unprofessional and belligerent manner. We have also been exceedingly patient with the Ministries who are complicit in this negligence, thus causing my family to become destitute.”

Mr. Goolsbee continued, “My wife and children have been gravely traumatized by the events of the past several years, including but not limited to our being forced to live under house-arrest without the right to work and provide for our family. I finally succeeded in convincing the Ministry of Immigration to give me a work permit after five months, but because my visa says that the visa is issued “pending the outcome of judicial proceedings against” me, it is near impossible to find work based on my skill sets. They wouldn’t allow my wife to work at all. Also my passport wasn’t returned to me for over three and a half years.”

“I was held incommunicado in a jail cell for almost a week, was not allowed to call a lawyer, nor to contact the US Embassy, I was not allowed to talk to my wife and children, and I was not allowed to communicate with a religious minster representing the church of my choice.”

“We have all the evidence required to disprove the assumptions made by the police detective; however the detective repeatedly refused to meet with my attorneys for the period leading up to the trial and discuss the matter in a civil and amicable manner. I’d made numerous attempts to talk to her, and two separate attorneys have invited her to review the evidence, all of which proves without doubt my innocence.”

“In fact, if the detective had her way, I would have spent the past 10 months in prison awaiting trial, despite the fact that I am innocent of the charges and have been able to prove my innocence since the very onset of the false accusations and summary arrest, which was based on nothing more than hearsay, utterly erroneous assumptions and false pretexts.”

“The hard-evidence which proves my innocence has been available since day-one of the false arrest.”

“The detective seized my children’s computer, which they use for their schooling and distance learning programs. They seized other computers and equipment which I use to manage my extensive international business interests which are focused on sustainable agriculture and sustainable environments and not-for-profit organizations.”

“To date, we have sustained loss and damages that exceed several hundred thousand dollars, and depending on the extent of the domino effect and the accounting methods employed, it is arguable that damages may exceed several million dollars to date. More importantly, the trauma and emotional damage has been compounded by being denied access to proper medical care for three years and counting.”

“The detective seized all of my identification, including passport, driver’s license, and bank cards, etc. which forced the suspension of all business and creative process. The detective refused to allow the Japanese Embassy to renew my Permanent Residence status and my hard-won status as a Permanent Resident of Japan was lost. This was especially disconcerting as it took many years to establish the status of permanent resident of Japan.”

“The computer equipment and hard drives were withheld for many months, during which time, all of my business interests fell into disarray and ruin. I was not able to finish writing the books that I was working on; and activity which was vital to my family’s fundamental well-being.”

“We were forced to borrow thousands of dollars from our extended family members, which created considerable additional stress for all concerned.”

“We were made destitute and my wife and I still suffering from extreme nervous exhaustion, as we often don’t know how to pay our bills; such as rent, power, telephone, internet, food, clothing, etc. On numerous occasions whilst we were still in New Zealand our service providers found it necessary to send final notices of eviction and termination of services; and our telephones were been shut.” As a direct result of this extensive ongoing damage to our financial balance we were reduced to applying for welfare in New Zealand, Japan and the United States to try to survive during the past six years. Salvation Army saved us in New Zealand by providing us with a residence and food during the period of the trial, and thereafter my wife and children were forced to return to Japan in a destitute circumstance.

“I am making a final effort to make the world aware of what the New Zealand Police force and the associated Ministries and Ministries of New Zealand have done and are continuing to do to us. We are victims of both Human Rights Abuse and Civil Rights Abuse. My children and wife and I were all denied our fundamental right to justice. The New Zealand Police and the (some not all) associated Judges Ministers and Ministries have contravened their own Bill of Rights, their own Criminal Code (particularly Section 116), the United Nations ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights) an have violated our Human Rights both as individuals and as a family.”

Please refer to the more extensive discussion and disclosure found at http://goolsbee.net .

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                                                               -William hearth

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Listening to silkworms spin cocoons.

 

Visiting the Grave of Jesus in Srinagar, Kashmir, by Stephen Knapp « Stephen Knapp

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I had visited the place that is called the grave of Jesus in Srinagar, Kashmir in June of 2007. And, actually, unless you know the history and controversy about this little building, there is not much that will give any indications of this being the grave of Jesus. But it is good that I went when I did, because now it is locked and off-limits to foreigners, especially westerners.

This place is also called the Roza bal, or Rauza bol, which means “tomb of the prophet.” This is the burial place of Yuz Asaph (or Asaf), in the center of Srinagar’s old part of town. The name  Yuz Asaph is said to relate to Jesus. Some people believe it is the grave of Jesus and others think it is all based on faulty premises, meaning it is merely a rumor or urban legend. However, there is a complete line of logic behind this, so I will only give you the evidence and what people say and you can decide for yourself. That way, if you are ever in Srinagar, you can have some understanding of the significance of this place and check it out yourself.

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Were Yuz Asaf and Jesus of Nazareth the same person? – by Silvia Dekumbis – Helium

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Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are central elements of the doctrine of Christianity.  The Koran, however, contains a verse that not only leads to different interpretations, but could convince us that Jesus was not killed.  He is believed to have passed away in India, buried in the town of Srinagar.  Clues hidden within the bible have prompted careful readers to believe that Jesus did survive his crucifixion.

In addition to hidden suggestions that the burial was not done properly in accordance to Jewish traditions, the Gospel of John also refers to two items, aloe and myrrh, which were taken to the tomb.  In Judaism, aloe and myrrh, were never used to embalm bodies but were applied to one’s body to heal its wounds.

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“A book for intelligent readers.” ~researchers are loving it!

Mary Magdalene's Ancestors Tuya Cleopatra VII Tutankhamun Ankhenaten“This magnificent work by William Hearth

…is sure to ruffle some feathers! ”

“A book for intelligent readers. William Hearth’s perspective pioneers an entirely new way of viewing Mary Magdalene and the ORMUS phenomena. Provocative and scandalous. Be prepared for a great deal of controversy and outrage. It isn’t just another watered-down poke at Mary Magdalene. The information spans several thousands of years leading up to the period of the birth of Mary Magdalene, the Jesus movement and the early beginnings of the ORMUS phenomena. Looks like a lot of historical, academic and speculative research went into the preparation for the book. The ORMUS aspect was intriguing. I was fascinated at the prospect of Mary Magdalene having been an alchemist and high-priestess of the Temple of Hathor.”

Eagerly Awaited Novel by William Hearth Ponders Secret Alchemy of Mary Magdalene

WILLIAM HEARTH’S MUCH ANTICIPATED NOVEL TO DEBUT THIS SPRING (2011)

Historical romance inferring scandalous romantic links between Mary Magdalene and Judas Iscariot, heralds arrival of Volume II in William Hearth’s series of fearless historical scholarship. Did their lives represent defiance of rabbinical law? What if these well-known historical figures, tempted by fate to become lovers, were actually vegetarians; linked by dietary practice to the religious and cultural traditions proffered by Pythagoras, Buddhism and Ahimsa?Such knowledge would demand from us a more conscientious approach to life. Read now, the insidiously artful “Secret Alchemy of Mary Magdalene Revealed “Part A” and be ready when “Part B” is released this Christmas. Much anticipated “Novel” arrives in spring 2011.

Hearth speculates, “At a time when ancient vegetarian philosophies clashed with the Judaic-temple practice of slaughtering innocent animals for blood sacrifice…” one question in particular begs an answer: “What if these star-crossed lovers, were actually vegetarians? Their Way of Life and dietary practices would have caused them to be labeled as heretics and outcasts throughout Judean society as being Blasphemous… A crime punishable by death,” whereas these days, such knowledge might elicit a more conscious, enlightened Way of Life.
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ORMUS ~ The Secret Alchemy of Mary Magdalene Revealed Part [A] is a collection of excerpts from the foundational research supporting the greatly anticipated novel from newly acclaimed author William Hearth.

Focusing on events that lead up to the advent of the Jesus Movement in the Levant,  Hearth’s upcoming historical romance promises to be both highly entertaining and informative. The points of view, although drawn from timelines commonly accepted in orthodox religious circles, present a new and refreshing set of possibilities and hope for a generation born into a world filled with pollution, concerns of human injustice, endangered species and a world on the brink of complete environmental meltdown.

Heart makes the point that History is contrived at best. And Mary Magdalene’s history was not immune to corruption, as it has also been rewritten, time and again, to suit the whims and private agendas of countless despot rulers, both during her lifetime as well as centuries after her tenure in the Levant. Even today authors offer unruly and absurd assumptions concerning her history and person.

Water Water Everywhere, and not a drop to drink!

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us.

 

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.

But, water moves beyond just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue, an animal welfare issue, a sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, deserving a global conversation.

  • A Human Right: In July, to address the water crisis, the United Nations declared access to clean water and sanitation a human right over. But we are far from implementing solutions to secure basic access to safe drinking water. More Info »
  • 40 Billion Hours: African women walk over 40 billion hours each year carrying cisterns weighing up to 18 kilograms to gather water, which is usually still not safe to drink. More Info »
  • 38,000 Children a Week: Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions. More Info »
  • Wars Over Water: Many scholars attribute the conflict in Darfur at least in part to lack of access to water. A report commissioned by the UN found that in the 21st century, water scarcity will become one of the leading causes of conflict in Africa. More Info »
  • Cell Phones vs. Toilets: Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets, but many more have access to a cell phone. More Info »
  • Food Footprint: It takes 24 liters of water to produce one hamburger. That means it would take over 19.9 billion liters of water to make just one hamburger for every person in Europe. More Info »
  • Technology Footprint: The shiny new iPhone in your pocket requires half a liter of water to charge. That may not seem like much, but with over 80 million active iPhones in the world, that’s 40 million liters to charge those alone. More Info »
  • Fashion Footprint: That cotton t-shirt you’re wearing right now took 1,514 liters of water to produce, and your jeans required an extra 6,813 liters. More Info »
  • Bottled Water Footprint: The US, Mexico and China lead the world in bottled water consumption, with people in the US drinking an average of 200 bottles of water per person each year. Over 17 million barrels of oil are needed to manufacture those water bottles, 86 percent of which will never be recycled. More Info »
  • Waste Overflow: Every day, 2 million tons of human waste are disposed of in water sources. This not only negatively impacts the environment but also harms the health of surrounding communities.More Info »
  • Polluted Oceans: Death and disease caused by polluted coastal waters costs the global economy $12.8 billion a year. More Info »
  • Uninhabitable Rivers: Today, 40% of America’s rivers and 46% of America’s lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.More Info »
  • Building Wells: Organizations like Water.org and charity: water are leading the charge in bringing fresh water to communities in the developing world. More Info »
  • Technology for Good: Do you want to measure how much water it took to make your favorite foods? There’s an app for that. More Info »
  • Conservation Starts at Home: The average person uses 465 liters of water per day. Find out how much you use and challenge your readers to do that same. More Info »
  • Keeping Rivers Clean: We can all take small steps to help keep pollution out of our rivers and streams, like correctly disposing of household wastes. More Info »
  • Drop the Bottle: Communities around the world are taking steps to reduce water bottle waste by eliminating bottled water. More Info »
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Students in developing countries lose 443 million school days each year due to diseases associated with the lack of water, sanitation and hygiene. Repeated episodes of diarrhea and worm infestations diminish a child’s ability to learn and impair cognitive development. More Info »

 

 

Free Solar-Power a success 2011 “artificial leaf” water into oxygen and hydrogen fuel, mimicking photosynthesis

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Solar Power imitates life in new free-energy opensource technology

The answer that will save the entire planet?


About the Lecture

In 1845, the Dietz Company of New York introduced the sperm oil lantern, which nearly wiped out some whale species. A decade or so later, Dietz began to manufacture lamps using other oils, and gas lighting fixtures, giving whales a reprieve. More than a century has passed, and we’re “about to do it again,” says Daniel Nocera, consuming a precious resource and endangering this time not whales but our world. Nocera wonders, “What will be the savior,” the answer that will save the entire planet?

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He ticks off the grim details of our fossil fuel habit — how the world is rapidly moving from its energy consumption of 12.8 terawatts per year, to 28 terawatts by 2050. This is a simple calculation, Nocera tells us, requiring only population, GDP per capita and energy intensity. The upshot, unfortunately, is that though we do have enough carbon-based energy (oil, methane, coal) to last all of us quite a while, the CO2 we’re emitting may choke off our current way of life long before the end of the fuel.

Nocera advises his audience to put aside dreams that biomass or nuclear energy will give us what we need. Plaster the entire planet with crops we can convert to energy, and you’d still only get seven to 10 terawatts. And you’d “need one nuclear plant every 1.6 days for the next 45 years” to get eight terawatts of power. “There aren’t enough whales to get there in 45 years,” says Nocera.

His alternative for saving the planet is “far from pragmatism and reality.” Nocera’s ultimate solution seems almost magical: “water plus light equals oil.” The proposal is to emulate photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the energy of sunlight to fuel. Scientists are racing to design structures that can catch light the way a leaf does, then capture the energy of this light using chemical bonds, and then somehow store this energy. Some researchers are focusing on photobiological water splitting. Nocera’s group is working “on a wireless current, an artificial leaf.” While the goal “is to see what nature’s structures tell you,” Nocera acknowledges that “if you try to place what’s in nature in a beaker, it probably won’t work.”

There’s massive urgency to working out the basic science of solar energy conversion. Forget 2050, says Nocera. “Science has got to get it done in the next 10 years, because it will take an enormous amount of time to implement”.

ArtScience Museum;Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures & Monsoon Winds"

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Tilman Wlaterfang's Tang Dynasty Shipwreck will debut at the ArtScience Museum: at the Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Casino

Grand Opening of ArtScience Museum entitled – Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands announced that it will open the world’s first ArtScience Museum in February 2011, the latest attraction at its $5.5 billion gambling complex built by U.S. casino giant Las Vegas Sands.

Architecture

The architecture is said be a form reminiscent of a lotus flower. It is designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, and the science museum is due to open on Feb 17 at 1:18 p.m., “as advised by our feng shui master,” a Marina Bay Sands spokeswoman said.

Referred to as “The Welcoming Hand of Singapore” by Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, the ArtScience Museum is anchored by a round base in the middle, with ten extensions referred to as “fingers”. The design concept for each finger denotes various gallery spaces sporting skylights at the “fingertips” which are included as sustainable illumination for the dramatically curved interior walls.

Feature Exhibitions

The ArtScience Museum promises to feature 21 gallery spaces equating to 50,000 square feet (6,000 square meters) which will display exhibits from combined art/ science, media/ technology, as well as design/architecture motifs.

The exhibitions will include permanent features such as objects indicative of accomplishments of art and science through the ages, along the lines of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Flying Machine, a Kongming Lantern, a high-tech robotic fish and opens the museum with an exhibition of a collection of Tang Dynasty Shipwreck Treasures that were discovered and carefully preserved by Tilman Wlaterfang of Seabed Explorations NZ Ltd.

Sustainability Features

Rainwater will be harvested and channeled down through the center of the structure, through a bowl-shaped roof of the museum which will allow water to flow into the reflecting pond at the lowest level of the building.

The Museum’s bowl-shaped roof funnels rainwater through the central atrium of the building, which results in a 35-metre water drop into a small, reflecting pool. The rainwater is then recycled for use in the building’s restrooms.

Grand Opening

The grand opening’s Guest of Honor (and Patron of the Exhibition) will be the Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Yeo; who will preside over the proceedings slotted to start at 10.30 am. The event is entitled “Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds”. Special Invitations invite participants to, “Unlock the mysteries of the maritime silk route at Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds. Curated by the Smithsonian Institute and the Asian Civilizations Museum, this exhibition tells the story of an ancient maritime trade-route stretching from the Gulf to the South China Sea.” The invitation goes on to declare the Tang Dynasty Shipwreck Collection as “…one of the most important finds of the late twentieth century.”

Shipwreck Featured at Grand Opening

Tilman Walterfang and his team found the Tang artifacts in the Gaspar Strait in 1998 from the wreck of a large 9th century ship. For the next six years, they were desalinated, conserved and researched by his company Seabed Explorations Ltd in New Zealand. They were eventually purchased for around 32 million USD.[1][2]

World Tour of Tang Dynasty Shipwreck Treasure Organized by Smithsonian and Singapore

For the first time in history, The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., [1] the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Heritage Board of Singapore announced a partnership on Feb. 8 2011, to organize the first-ever exhibition and international tour of one of the single-most important marine archaeological finds of the late 20th century.

Tilman Walterfang’s 1998 discovery will allow archeologists, scholars and the global scientific community the opportunity to study physical artifacts, previously unavailable, rather than mere ancient texts alone. This promises to continue to reveal a wealth of information that will surely require decades of investigation.

Just one of many of Walterfang’s discoveries, this particular discovery of a ninth-century shipwreck and its magnificent cargo, which includes some 60,000 artifacts dating from Tang dynasty China, includes not only mass-produced ceramics, but also includes extremely rare and one-of-a-kind masterly works wrought in fine-gold and silver.

According to experts, the cargo had been preserved both on and under the ocean floor for more than 1,100 years, until Tilman Walterfang’s Team reclaimed it from the sea near Indonesia’s Belitung Island. The ships construction was that of an Arab dhow, and its contents, for the first time in history have confirmed the previously mythical existence of an integrated maritime trade route from China to the Persian Gulf and the Japans. This trade route which was only mentioned in ancient Chinese and Arabic texts is now thought to be confirmed as having existed well-before the Portuguese set sail in the 15th century.

‘Julian Raby, director of the Freer and Sackler galleries:’ “We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Singapore on this historic project,” said Julian Raby, director of the Freer and Sackler galleries. “The exhibition and tour will enable people around the world to connect with these extraordinary artifacts and feel the impact of a remarkable story that forever changes our view of ancient global trade. Singapore has acted with great understanding and forethought by protecting and preserving these objects collectively as a world treasure and for generously presenting them to the public in the form of an international traveling exhibition.”

Aw Kah Peng, chief executive of the Singapore Tourism Board: “The ‘Tang Shipwreck Treasure’ has a special meaning for Singapore,” said Aw Kah Peng, chief executive of the Singapore Tourism Board. “Its compelling story resonates with Singapore’s growth into a premier port and trading hub. Situated at the crossroads of the East and West, Singapore has always benefitted from the cultural exchange created through trade among the Chinese, Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian civilizations, and maintains the same cosmopolitan outlook today. We are particularly honored to join with the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler galleries to develop this important exhibition.”

ARTDAILY.ORG The First Art Newspaper on the Net “The cargo will provide the focal point for an exhibition of dramatic scope, illustrating the dynamic interchange of ninth-century geopolitical powerhouses along the maritime silk route from Changan (modern Xian) to Baghdad, as well as the human stories of those who toiled in China’s factory-like kilns and the ship’s crew, whose few surviving belongings provide clues to their multi-ethnic identities.”

Michael Koh, chief executive of the National Heritage Board “The extraordinary story of the cargo-a testament of cultural exchanges and interactions in Asia via the Maritime Silk Route-resonates with our work to promote understanding of the rich cultures that make up Singapore’s multi-ethnic society,” said Michael Koh, chief executive of the National Heritage Board. “Through our partnership with the Freer and Sackler galleries, this remarkable story can now be presented to a wider audience, both locally and internationally.”

The exhibition is set to debut in Singapore in February 2011. And The Sackler Gallery will thereafter host the U.S. premiere in spring 2012. This date is set to coincide with the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration. Thereafter the exhibition is scheduled to travel the world for approximately five years, venues to include museums of major importance throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.

With support from the estate of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, the cargo of the Arab dhow, which was used as the true and original model, now generally referred to among academic circles as the “Tang Shipwreck Treasure: Singapore’s Maritime Collection,” was eventually purchased in February of 2005 by the Singapore Tourism Board, only after six years of diligent conservation and reconstruction efforts had been successfully undertaken and completed by Seabed Explorations New Zealand Ltd.

Cargo

The artifacts, which have never been publicly displayed on a large scale, will now be revealed to the world with the assistance of the Smithsonian Institute. Thanks to Tilman Walterfang’s ethical philosophy, the cargo was not sold off piece by piece to collectors; rather, it was kept intact as one entire collection, so that it could be studied in its original context. Walterfang kept the precious cargo in private storage for years, where they have been painstakingly desalinated, studied and carefully restored.

An accurate reproduction of the Arab dhow ship, named The Jewel of Muscat, was recently presented by the Sultanate of Oman to the government and people of Singapore.

The exhibition will include sufficient items to insure that the collection on tour will reflect accurately the assortment and magnitude of the find and its global intercultural significance, as this is the single largest consignment of Tang Dynasty export goods ever discovered. The find includes some of the oldest cobalt-blue-and-white ceramics made in China, several gold items made with Arabic designs and swastikas, jars filled with spices and incense resins, bronze mirrors, thousands of glazed bowls, ewers and other fine ceramics, and lead ingots. The pièce de résistance of the exhibition is a small cache of magnificent, intricately tooled vessels of silver and gold, which remain unparalleled in quality and design from the period. Many questions provoked by the find remain unanswered, such as “Why they were carried by the ship and who was destined to receive them?

See also

The Maritime Xperiential Museum is the name of a museum that will house the Jewel of Muscat. There are plans to open the museum in May of 2011.

References

  1. “Sentosa Proceeds to Buy 9th Century Treasure”. Singapore: Sentosa. April 8, 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  2. “CHINA MARITIME SILK ROAD MUSEUM”. The Australian National University. Retrieved 17 February 2010.

External links

Official Link to Museum Pages

Seabed Explorations homepage

FORBE’s Story and some pictures of the treasures

Additional Photos at Polynesian Navigators Association

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Story about ship’s discovery in The Independent

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