via The Straits Times, 09 July 2018:
via Euronews, 07 May 2018: An interview with Dr Stephen Murphy, a personal friend and one of the curators of the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore about the ongoing Angkor exhibition.
via Straits Times, 09 April 2018: Article is behind a paywall
via Straits Times, 04 April 2018:
The Musee Guimet returns the head of a Harihara, a amalgam of the gods Siva and Vishnu, which was reunited at a ceremony at the National Museum in Phnom Penh last week. Dr Alison Carter discusses more about the significance of the Harihara in a blog post here.
Statue’s Head, Body Reunited After Generations
The Cambodia Daily, 22 January 2016
Statue head reunited with body
Phnom Penh Post, 22 January 2016
Hindu god statue’s head returns to Cambodia
BBC News, 21 January 2016
France returns head of Hindu statue taken from Cambodia 130 years ago
AP, via CTV news, 21 January 2016
French museum returns looted head of Hindu god statue to Cambodia
AFP, via Straits Times, 19 January 2016
The head and body of a seventh-century Khmer statue were at last reunited on Thursday in Phnom Penh after an international agreement was brokered that allowed the head to be brought home to Cambodia from Paris, where it had spent the last 126 years.
After over a decade of negotiations that involved France’s Ministry of Culture and Cambodia’s Council of Ministers, the head was formally set on the body during a ceremony at the National Museum, where the complete statue will now reside.
Full story here.
The Hue Relic Preservation Center is seeking the return of Nguyen Dynasty artefacts that were sold at an auction earlier this month.
Vietnam urged to take back royal treasures from France
Thanh Nien News, 25 June 2014
14 December 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – Archaeologists from the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology will be working with the National Guimet Museum in France to investigate some 5,000 artifacts left behind by a French historian.
Vietnamese archaeologists cooperate with French museum
The Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology and the National Guimet Museum of Asian Arts of France have agreed on a long-term cooperation and study programme.
During a week-long working visit to the Guimet Museum in France starting on Dec. 6, Vietnamese archaeologists joined with Guimet experts in evaluating more than 5,500 Vietnamese artifacts collected by historian Henri Maspero.
Donated to the Guimet Museum after Henri Maspero’s death, the artifacts include bricks, tiles, architectural decorations, ceramic, porcelains and steel objects from different locations in Ha Noi between 1920-1930.
The Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology and the National Guimet Museum of Asian Arts agreed to work together to shed light on the historical and cultural values as well as the origin and age of these artifacts.
19 May 2006 (The Independent) –
After 500 years, sheer chance reunites head and body of Hindu statue in Paris
A wife of the Hindu god Shiva, decapitated in Cambodia in the 15th century, finally has her head back, after it was discovered 500 years later on the other side of the world.
A Paris museum dedicated to Asia, the MusÃ©e Guimet, is celebrating the implausible chain of events that reunited a divided masterpiece of ninth-century Cambodian art.