Asian Civilisations Museum Fellowship Grant

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The Asian Civilisations Museum is calling for applicants for their one-year fellowship for 2011-2012. The focus of research for this round is on Buddhist Art, Guan Yin and the influence of tradition on contemporary art.

Asian Civilisations Museum, Boat Quay, Singapore
photo credit: yeowatzup

ACM Research Fellowship Grant

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites scholars specialising in Buddhist art, Avalokiteshvara or visual culture to apply for a 12-month research fellowship. The award period for the 2011-12 fellowships will commence from April 2011 through March 2012. The applications will be screened by a committee of eminent scholars and will be administered by the Research and Publication Unit (RPU) of ACM.

Applications close 15 January 2011.
Further details and application form can be found here.

Buddhist and Hindu statues uncovered in South Vietnam

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28 September 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A Buddhist and a Hindu statue, both from different dates, have been excavated from the Dong Nai province in Vietnam.

Ancient stone statues discovered in Dong Nai

Two ancient stone statues which are believed to date back to between the 6th-12th centuries have been unearthed in Bien Hoa City in southern Dong Nai Province.

The first undamaged sandstone statue was identified as a Avalokitesvara piece, 70.2cm high and carved in a standing position.

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