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Thursday, 9 December 1976


Mr E G Whitlam (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs upon notice:

What exhibitions have been (a) offered by or (b) sought from each country with which Australia has a cultural agreement in 1976.


Mr Peacock - The answers to the two parts of the honourable member's question are as follows:

(a)   The following countries have offered the exhibitions indicated:

India-

Reproductions of Cave and Temple Paintings

Tantra Art

Indonesia-

Batik

Ceramics

Iran-

Traditional Handicrafts

Traditional Rugs

Ancient Treasures (Gold, Silver, Porcelain)

Italy-

Objects from Pompeii

Japan-

Ceramics

Traditional Packaging

Modern Paintings

Thailand-

Traditional Sculpture

Yugoslavia-

Reproductions of Ancient Frescoes

(b)   The following exhibitions have been sought:

Iran-

Historic Miniature Paintings

Italy-

Venetian Renaissance Paintings

U.S.S.R.-

Masterpieces of European Art from Major Russian Collections.







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