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Wed May 9 2018, 7:30pm–8:30pm
Wed Jun 13 2018, 7:30pm–8:30pm
Wed Jul 11 2018, 7:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Listed by: kamini

Explore Angkor through the eyes of early Western visitors to the famous Cambodian sites in this special after-hours tour with one of the exhibition curators. Hear behind-the-scene stories about setting up the Angkor exhibition, and get a closer look at the drawings, photographs, and sculptures that captivated the 19th-century French public when the ancient Angkor civilisation made its sensational emergence onto the international stage. Please join us to see these masterpieces from Paris, housed in Guimet Museum, and in Singapore for the very first time.

Theresa McCullough
Principal Curator, ACM

Theresa has been a specialist in South Asian art for over twenty years, and was previously a director at Sotheby’s, New York. At ACM she has contributed to the catalogue for Enlightened Ways: The Many Streams of Buddhist Art in Thailand and was lead curator for Exploring the Cosmos: The Stupa as a Buddhist Symbol, Treasures from Asia’s Oldest Museum: Buddhist Art from the Indian Museum,
Kolkata, and the current Angkor exhibition. Her interest lies in the transmission of art and thought from Indian into other regions of Asia.

Stephen Murphy
Curator, Southeast Asia, ACM

Stephen holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and specialises in the art and archaeology of early Buddhism in Southeast Asia. He is co-editor of Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology (2014), and regularly contributes papers to leading academic journals.

A minimum of 10 people is needed to proceed. Registration closes a day before the tour and tickets are non-refundable if participant is unable to attend. If the event is cancelled, full ticket-price refund will be given.