The front page on this day in 1995 revealed a new Asian wing would open in the National Gallery of Australia.
The new wing would receive the biggest gift the gallery had ever seen in its 23 year history - a collection of Chinese art objects from Hong Kong businessman, Dr T. T. Tsui, worth more than $10 million.
The T. T. Tsui Gallery would make up roughly a third of the Asian wing, which would also include the gallery's already existing display of museum-quality Indonesian textiles and works from the subcontinent.
For the opening of the wing, the Chinese government would lend the gallery two of the original Entombed Warriors.
Gallery director, Betty Churcher, had recently returned from her second trip to China before negotiating with the ministry of culture, bureau of cultural relics and gallery council chairman Lionel Bowen for the opening of the Asian wing.
There were multiple secret trips made by other gallery staff to negotiate the details of T. T. Tsui's generous gift of about 25 key works from 400 BC to the early 20th century.
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