Tragedy at the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery

Political protests which turned violent in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on July 1st claimed an accidental victim: the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery. Last Monday protestors gathered outside the Communist Party headquarters – adjacent to Ulaanbaatar’s Cultural Palace, housing the Modern Art Gallery, National Philharmonic, Theatre Museum, and dozens of NGOs and small businesses – to voice […]

Civil Society Statement

July 2, 2008. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We deeply regret the violence that erupted after the public protest on July 1, 2008, leaving several people dead, many injured, and valuable public and private property destroyed, including precious cultural artifacts. We believe this violence was an extreme expression of deep-seated anger and frustration accumulated by significant sections of […]