via Khmer Times, 04 January 2018:
The government will launch a special exhibition of old Khmer jewellery and ornaments, especially a set of ancient Angkorian gold jewellery that has been returned to Cambodia, to let the public see how beautiful these…
Source: Ancient Angkorian jewellery to go on show – Khmer Times
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.
My friend Nancy Beavan organised an exhibition at the National Museum in Phnom Penh on her work investigating the jar burials of the Cardamom Mountains. It’s on for a few months, so be sure to check it out!
Burial jars and coffins exhibited at the National Museum in Phnom Penh
Cardamom Mountains: Body Jars and Cliff Coffins
Khmer Times, 30 September 2015
The remote and mysterious Cardamom Mountains are giving up some of their secrets – burial jars and wooden coffins – to the public as part of an exhibition that begins today at the National Museum.
After a decade researching the mysteries of the Cardamom Mountain people, Nancy Beavan, a senior research fellow at New Zealand’s University of Otago and an expert in radiocarbon dating, will be exhibiting her findings as part of the “Living in the Shadow of Angkor” project at the museum.
The project seeks to broaden the breadth of understanding of Cambodian history outside of the Angkor period.
The exhibit will be the first time the public can see how the immense project began. In a separate room in the museum, one can see the recreation of the hoard of burial jars and a dozen coffins hidden on a ledge in remote jungles of Cambodia – which have stayed secret for centuries.
Full story here.
Three pieces of Khmer sculpture are on loan to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from the National Museum of Cambodia.
7th century Standing Buddha from Kompong Speu. Source: ABC News 20140829
Cambodia loans rare Khmer sculptures to National Gallery of Australia
ABC News, 29 August 2014
The National Museum of Cambodia will display some of its Angkorian treasures China in exhibitions in Beijing and Guangzhou in the first half of next year.
Cambodia’s Angkor artifacts to be exhibited in China
Xinhua, 23 July 2014
A bronze Buddha from a Phnom Penh temple has been donated to the National Museum, after having been stolen and recovered many times.
Bronze Buddha donated to the National Museum in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Post 20121205
Buddha statue finds sanctuary in National Museum
Phnom Penh Post, 05 December 2012
A Hungarian collector has returned to Cambodia an Angkoran-period silver plate, which is thought to have been recovered in the vicinity of Banteay Chhmar.
Ancient silverware returned to Kingdom
Phnom Penh Post, 09 January 2012
Alison points to an exciting new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on the excavations at Prohear, which is 65km east of Phnom Penh.
There is a website about the Prohear excavations conducted by the German Archaeological Institute and the Memot Centre of Archaeology.
The US Government returns seven Cambodian sculptures that were seized in a raid at Los Angeles.
United States Returns 7 Stolen Ancient Cambodian Sculptures
artdaily.org, 17 June 2010
Camodian bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia will go on display at the Getty CenteÂ 2011 after its run at the Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in May this year.
Ancient Cambodian bronzes headed to Getty Center
Los Angeles Times, 30 March 2010