Cambodia lends spectacular sculpted wall from Banteay Chhmar to Cleveland Museum of Art

via Cleveland.com, 15 October 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art on Saturday opened a fascinating new exhibition focusing on a wall removed from a Cambodian temple by looters, but later recovered by the government.

Source: Cambodia lends spectacular sculpted wall from Banteay Chhmar to Cleveland Museum of Art (photos) | cleveland.com

Vietnamese archaeological treasures continue tour of Germany

via Vietnam Net, 18 September 2017:

Nearly 400 archaeological treasures from Vietnam are being displayed at the Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Germany’s Mannheim city, in an exhibition that opened on September 15.

Source: Vietnamese archaeological treasures continue tour of Germany – News VietNamNet

See Angkor Wat and Borobudur in Lego

via Channel NewsAsia, 27 July 2017: A new exhibition in Singapore features Lego versions of World Heritage Sites, including Southeast Asian ones like Angkor Wat, Borobudur and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Brick by brick: New Lego exhibition gathers together World Heritage Sites

Source: Brick by brick: New Lego exhibition gathers together World Heritage Sites – Channel NewsAsia

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Exhibition featuring Brunei royal regalia and artefacts to celebrate friendship between Brunei and Singapore

via Straits Times, 05 July 2017:

Singapore News -SINGAPORE – An exhibition featuring the royal regalia and artefacts from Brunei, as well as stamps and currencies from Brunei and Singapore will open from Thursday (July 6) at the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: Exhibition featuring Brunei royal regalia and artefacts to celebrate friendship between Brunei and Singapore, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Special Exhibition: Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand

via Japan Times, 04 July 2017: Readers in Japan may be interested in this special exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum, celebrating 130 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Thailand. The exhibition is on until August 27.

Miniature Elephant, Ayutthaya, Early 15th century from the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

July 4-Aug. 27 To honor 130 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Thailand, the Tokyo National Museum is presenting 140 artworks and treasures th

Source: ‘Special Exhibition: Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand — Thailand — Brilliant Land of the Buddha’ | The Japan Times

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Honouring the father of Thai heritage conservation

Bangkok Post, 06 June 2017: The late Thai monarch, King Bhumipol Adulyadej is honoured in a special exhibition at the National Museum as the Father of Thai Heritage Conservation.

To commemorate Thai Heritage Conservation Day on April 2, the Fine Arts Department under the Ministry of Culture is hosting an exhibition titled “His Majesty The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Father Of Thai Heritage Conservation” at Itsarawinitchai Throne Hall, the National Museum Bangkok, until Aug 27.

Source: Honouring the father of Thai heritage conservation | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

Secrets Of The Sea: A Tang Shipwreck & Early Trade In Asia

Antiques and the Arts Weekly, 09 May 2017

In “Secrets of The Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia,” running through June 4 at the Asia Society Museum, 78 choice artifacts conjure trade on the flourishing maritime silk route that extended from the Abbasid caliphate to the Tang empire in the Ninth Century. As it turns out, active trading had been underway centuries before the Portuguese had arrived in search of goods and spices.

Curator Adrianna Proser hopes visitors will find the show intriguing, not only for its treasures but for its exploration “of the level of activity and exchange and trade that was crossing a large segment of the world so much earlier than people realized.”

Source: Secrets Of The Sea: A Tang Shipwreck & Early Trade In Asia

Rock Art exhibition at Indonesia’s National Gallery

Jakarta Globe, 03 May 2017

National Gallery of Indonesia holds a rock art exhibition called “Wimba Kala” at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Central Jakarta until May 15.

Source: National Gallery Exhibition Reinterprets Indonesia’s Rock Art | Jakarta Globe

Buddhist antiques on display in Da Nang

Hundreds of artefacts that have been stored in a temple in Da Nang will go on display in Vietnam’s first Buddhist culture museum.

The abbot of Quan The Am Temple showing off one of the Buddha statues on display. Source: Viet Nam News 20151214
The abbot of Quan The Am Temple showing off one of the Buddha statues on display. Source: Viet Nam News 20151214

Buddhist antiques displayed in Da Nang
Viet Nam News, 14 December 2015

Antique statues on display in Vietnam’s first Buddhist culture museum
Thanh Nien News, 15 December 2015

Hundreds of Buddhist antiques which have been stored in a temple in Da Nang City for many years will be exhibited to the public on December 24 for the first time.

The municipal People’s Committee decided to establish the Buddhist Cultural Museum as a place to display the antiques in the Quan The Am Temple, Ngu Hanh Son District, by the end of 2014. This is the first Buddhist Culture Museum in Viet Nam.

Huynh Dinh Quoc Thien, deputy director of the Da Nang Museum, said they accidentally discovered a “treasure-house” of about 500 objects, with more than 200 antiques which were assessed at the Quan The Am Temple.

“We sent experts to study this large number of antiques with assistance from the temple’s monks,” said Thien.

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Feature on Dr Nancy Beavan

Cambodia AsiaLife features an interview with Dr Nancy Beavan (a personal friend of mine), who is behind the Living in the Shadow of Angkor exhibition at the National Museum of Cambodia.

Dr Nancy Beavan. Source: Asialife Cambodia 20151107
Dr Nancy Beavan. Source: Asialife Cambodia 20151107

Nancy Beavan
Asialife Cambodia, 07 November 2015

The new Living in the Shadow of Angkor exhibit reveals long-hidden secrets about Cambodia’s 15th to 17th century ethnic minorities, through their unique jar burial rituals.

Full story here.