Angkor exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum extended till July 29

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via The Straits Times, 09 July 2018:

Lifestyle News -SINGAPORE – The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) has extended its exhibition Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City by a week till July 29, 2018.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: Angkor exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum extended till July 29, Lifestyle News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Angkor’s ‘modern history’ with France reveals the politics of art

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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.

The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore has decided to unveil this extraordinary story with its latest exhibit — and in an interview with Euronews.

Source: Angkor’s ‘modern history’ with France reveals the politics of art

Art from Angkor Wat at Asian Civilisations Museum

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via Straits Times, 04 April 2018:

Arts News -SINGAPORE – On Sunday (April 8), the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) opens a showcase of ancient Khmer art from the Guimet Museum in Paris. Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City runs until July 22.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: Art from Angkor Wat at Asian Civilisations Museum, Arts News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Harihara statue reunited after French museum returns head

Statue of Harihara reintegrated. Source: Cambodia Daily 20160122

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.

Vietnamese archaeologists cooperate with French museum

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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.

After 500 years, sheer chance reunites head and body of Hindu statue in Paris

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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 Musée Guimet, is celebrating the implausible chain of events that reunited a divided masterpiece of ninth-century Cambodian art.


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