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Buddha statue sold for $5 million

A Buddha statue from the Coninx Museum in Zurich sold for $5 million at Christie's auction house in New York, reports swissinfo.ch. (There was no information on who bought the statue.) The statue is considered the most important Buddhist sculpture...

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A Buddha statue from the Coninx Museum in Zurich sold for $5 million at Christie’s auction house in New York, reports swissinfo.ch. (There was no information on who bought the statue.) The statue is considered the most important Buddhist sculpture worldwide to be auctioned. Critics say the sale is in breach the foundation’s principles. Do museums have an obligation to keep important works of art accessible to the public? Do most museums have some sort of code of ethics?