The Asian Civilisations Museum dropped me a note about their upcoming one-day conference on the Reign of the 17th century Kangxi Emperor, in conjunction with the museum’s major exhibition for the year. The conference will touch on the life and times of the Kangxi Emperor, and also his foreign policy in which Southeast Asia features.
Reign of the Kangxi Emperor
A Conference at the Asian Civilisations Museum
21 March 2009
Speaking of websites, the Cham Museum of Da Nang Province was also recently launched their own website last week. Da Nang is some 30 km away from Hoi An, and the 90-year-old museum is home to a large repository of stone, terracotta and bronze statuary from Cham sies like My Son and Tra Kieu.
Cham Sculpture Museumâ€™s website unveiled
Vietnam Net Bridge, 21 January 2009
The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore is offering research fellowships to scholars in the field of Buddhist Art and the Ramayana. Application forms can be downloaded from their website.
Viet Nam News has a longer feature on the current exhibition at the Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City featuring artefacts from the riverbeds of the southern provinces.
Artifacts reveal ancient culture [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 12 December 2008
Vietnam Net Bridge reports on a new exhibition at the Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City featuring artefacts recovered from the rivers of Vietnam’s southern provinces. It’s a picture-rich article worth a visit.
Antiques from southern rivers
Vietnam Net Bridge, 11 Dec 2008
Hashim Djojohadikusumo, a businessman and a collector implicated in last year’s theft of antiquities involving the Radya Pustaka Museum in SurakartaÂ expresses his anger and innocence in the scandal.
Collector angry for being named in stolen statue case
The Jakarta Post, 28 November 2008
While I’m at the tail end of the World Rock Art course, I’ve also real salad of posts from all Indonesia and Cambodia to feature in this week’s rojak.
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A 600-year-old skeleton, one of the four recovered during the discovery of the old fort walls of Malacca, is the highlight of the Archaeology Discovery Exhibition at the Negri Sembilan Museum. The article states erroneously that four skeletons were found during the excavation – actually, 10 skeletons were found, but only four of the better-preserved and more complete skeletons were recovered.
600-year-old skeleton pulls in the crowd
New Straits Times, 21 November 2008
The Philippine National Museum, in conjunction with an underwater archaeology foundation surveying for shipwrecks in Philippine waters, reiterated that the surveying activities in the waters of the easternÂ Catanduanes province do not have a detrimental environmental impact. The survey is searching in particular for two Spanish galleons said to have sunk off the coast in the vicinity.
Natâ€™l Museum says HNAF galleon search â€œsafeâ€
Catanduanes Tribune, 15 October 2008
The Thai-owned Angkor National Museum is off to a rocky start, as the Phnom Penh Post discovers, in the wake of critical reviews since its opening in June.
Thai-owned museum weathers criticism
Phnom Penh Post, 02 October 2008