Cham Sculpture museum launches online presence

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 Museum’s website unveiled
Vietnam Net Bridge, 21 January 2009

The site offers useful information about the Cham Sculpture Museum, including the history of Cham culture, collections, documents and others. The museum aims to turn this site into an online forum about Cham culture.

The museum was built by the French in the central city of Da Nang in the early 20th century. It has more than 3,000 objects collected from central provinces.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

One thought on “Cham Sculpture museum launches online presence”

  1. I am happy to see Chams taking initiative to preserve their culture. Here in Cambodia we have a very large Cham population peacefully coexisting with Khmers and other ethnic groups. As a Khmer I am very proud of the diversity that we foster in our country.

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