Monday, April 9, 2018

Exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum showcases over 140 works from Angkor

A journalist looks at a Vishnu votive stele from Cambodia, a late 12th century Sandstone engraved with 255 small images of the four-armed Vishnu on each side, is displayed at the exhibition. Roslan RAHMAN / AFP.
SINGAPORE---Angkor is widely considered to be among the world's most magnificent architectural masterpieces – its extensive complexes and detailed stone carvings have intrigued innumerable travellers, scientists, historians, and archaeologists since its sensational re-emergence onto the world stage in the late 19th century. The Asian Civilisations Museum welcomes visitors to re-discover the art, architecture, and legacy of this ancient city through its special exhibition Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet. The exhibition showcases more than 140 sculptures, watercolours, drawings, and historic memorabilia from the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet (Guimet Museum), one of the premier Asian art museums in Europe. [More]
Brahma, Cambodia, Preah Vihear, mid-10th century Sandstone sculpture is on display at the exhibition, "Angkor: Exploring Cambodia's Sacred City" at Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore on April 4, 2018. In a collaboration with France’s Guimet Museum (Musee national des arts asiatiques – Guimet), Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum is holding a special exhibition showcasing over 140 sculptures, drawings and historic memorabilia from Angkor will be open to public viewing on April 8 to July 22. Roslan RAHMAN / AFP.