08 APRIL – 22 JULY 2018
The civilisation of Angkor left an artistic legacy that lives on most spectacularly in its architecture and sculpture. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the archaeological complexes are acknowledged today as great masterpieces. But until the late 19th century, they were virtually unknown to the outside world.
In this ACM exhibition, “Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City”, visitors will see rare Khmer sculptures, along with French drawings, photographs, and memorabilia that tell the story of the French encounter with Angkor and its sensational emergence onto the international stage.
The Asian Civilisations Museum presents this exhibition in collaboration with the Guimet Museum in Paris. To accompany the exhibition, ACM has scheduled an array of programmes and talks related to Angkor and contemporary Cambodian culture, including the “Exploring Angkor Symposium” (18 – 19 May). The symposium gathers international thought leaders from France, Cambodia, USA, Australia and Singapore, leading the discussion on Angkor’s legacy, present day challenges, and future plans.
The “Exploring Angkor Symposium” is organised with support from the French Embassy and the Institut Français, Singapore, as part of Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2018.
All Photos © Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet