- Maritime Trade and Shipwrecks: Recent Discoveries from Vietnam and Central Thailand
Abhirada Komoot (PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia) and Do Truong Giang (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences)
Abhirada Komoot will discuss The Phanom-Surin Shipwreck and Cultural Exchange between Mainland Southeast Asia and the wider Indian Ocean World, and Do Truong Giang will talk about Champa’s Long-distance Cultural Exchange: A View from Maritime Archaeology and History.
- Why do we know so little about the Goddess and her worship among the ancient Khmers?
Dominic Goodall (Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO)
All of us start with misconceptions about what Khmer inscriptions and art can tell us, and most find ourselves asking: Why is it so hard to marry iconographic and epigraphic data?
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia: A Transcultural History of Heritage?
Michael Falser (Heidelberg University/Technical University of Munich)
Michael Falser will take you on a journey, one that will give you the chance to see some of the results of his recent monograph Angkor Wat. A Transcultural History of Heritage (DeGruyter, Berlin 2020), which traced the multiple lives of Angkor Wat over a 150-year-long period from the 1860s to the 2010s, and presented for the first time a kind of visual anthology of the temple with more than 1,400 historic photographs, architectural plans and samples of public media.
- The Politics of Restitution
Jos van Beurden (Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Hilmar Farid (Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia)
Jos van Beurden will present Lessons for the Future: Returns by the Netherlands to Indonesia in the 2010s and the 1970s, and Hilmar Farid will discuss The Future of Restitution: What is Possible?
- Artefacts, Identities and Restitution
Phacharaphorn Phanomvan (Lecturer, University of Oxford), Charlotte Galloway (Honorary Associate Professor, Australian National University)
Phacharaphorn Phanomvan will present Plai Bat: Reclaiming Heritage, Social Media, and Modern Nationalism and Charlotte Galloway will discuss Repatriation, Restitution and Myanmar.
- Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia
This lecture series will explore what it means to decolonise the museum and curatorial practice in a Southeast Asian context. The speakers cover a range of topics, including the display of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture, ethnographic and colonial collections, curating contemporary art, and the use and exhibition of Southeast Asian material in western museums.
- What does decolonial curatorial practice look like in a Global and Southeast Asian context?
Stephen A. Murphy (Pratapaditya Pal Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology of Asian Art, SOAS)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (1 of 6).
- Mining the Museum: Contemporary Art and Decolonial Practice in Southeast Asia
Pamela N. Corey (Fulbright University Vietnam) and Vera Mey (SOAS)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (2 of 6).
- Must We Decolonise the Museum? Sacred and Ritual Art and the Raffles Collection in Singapore
Conan Cheong and Faisal Husni (Assistant Curators for Southeast Asia, Asian Civilisations Museum)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (3 of 6).
- (Re)contextualising the Dong Duong Buddhist art gallery at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang
Duyen Nguyen (SOAS)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (4 of 6).
- Decolonisation in Colonial Institutions: Reparative Approaches to Philippine Collections in a U.S. University
Ricky Punzalan (University of Michigan)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (5 of 6).
- The Politics of Greater India and Indonesian Collections in Museums of 'Asian Art'
Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV and Leiden University) and Mathilde Mechling (Independent Researcher)
This event is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series (6 of 6).