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The SAAAP Paris Study Tour 2017

Alphawood Scholars, along with other students in the History of Art and Archaeology MA and PhD programmes, took part in the SAAAP Paris Study Tour in March/April 2017, visiting a range of pre-eminent collections of ancient Southeast Asian scultures, manuscripts and artefacts.

3rd April 2017

2nd Summer Programme in Southeast Asian Art History Application Form

The 2nd Summer Programme in Southeast Asian Art History with a focus on Hindu and Buddhist art and archaeology of central Java (8-9th Century CE) will be taking place in Yogyakarta, Central Java, July 27–2 August 2017. It is jointly run by SOAS University of London and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM).

24th February 2017

Statues at Da Nang Museum Of Cham Sculpture The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture Implements Milestone Projects

On 18 February 2016, the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang officially started its refurbishment project marking the centennial anniversary of its establishment. Founded by the French Institute of Oriental Studies (also known as The École française d'Extrême-Orient – EFEO), the museum houses the largest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Its first building was constructed in 1915, completed in 1916 and opened to the public in 1919.

22nd August 2016

Opening of the Archaeology Unit Gallery in the ISEAS Yusof – Ishak Institute Library Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore) hosts workshop on ‘The Heritage of Ancient and Urban Sites: Giving Voice to local Priorities’

From street signs to time tunnels, crowd-funding and heritage associations at prehistoric, ancient Hindu and Buddhist and port cities such as Penang, Yangon and Singapore, answers came from twenty-two grassroots and policy-makers across Southeast Asia from Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore came together at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Center, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute from 14-15 March 2016.

14th April 2016

Paris Study Trip 2016

In March 2016 Ashley Thompson, Pamela Corey, Louise Tythacott and Simone Green led a group of 24 MA students from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, including the 13-strong cohort of Alphawood MA students, on an exploration of Southeast Asian art museum and archival research collections in Paris.

1st April 2016

Reunion of Harihara statue’s head and body should be permanent

From the Region: The returning of the head of Harihara (half Shiva, half Vishnu) from Musée Guimet, France to Cambodia was both exciting and worrying. It is exciting because the head, which had been separated from its body in Cambodia for over a century, could be reunited and reattached. It is very rare for Cambodian objects to be returned from France after being kept there for several decades.

30th January 2016

Field School and Conservation Programme at Banteay Chhmar

Members of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme Professor Ashley Thompson, Dr Christian Luczanits, Dr Louise Tythacott and Dr Peter Sharrock, and Project Coordinator Dr Joanna Wolfarth, spent ten days in Cambodia as part of the final component of the Alphawood-funded Scoping Phase for a Field School and Conservation Programme at 12th-century Banteay Chhmar Temple.

13th December 2015

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