18 and 19 may 2018 – Asian Civilisation Museum

Organised by the Asian Civilisations Museum, with support from the French Embassy and the Institut Français, Singapore, this symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, presented by the Asian Civilisations Museum, in collaboration with the Guimet Museum, Paris.

Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum

Friday, May 18

5.45. Registration

6.15 pm: Welcome speech
Kennie Ting, Director, Asian Civilisations Museum

6.30–7.45 pm: Keynote lecture
Pierre Baptiste, Chief Curator, Guimet Museum, Paris
Angkor Thom Royal Palace: Tentative reconstructions by Louis Delaporte

Saturday, May 19

Registration: 9.15–9.45

9.45–11.45 am: PANEL 1, CITIES OF ANGKOR
John Miksic, Professor, National University of Singapore (CHAIR)

Alison Carter, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Looking beyond the temples: Exploring the city and residences of the ancient Angkorians

Chhay Rachna, Head of Ceramic Study Office, APSARA Authority, Cambodia
Changing Angkorian stoneware production modes: Bangkong kiln site and Khnar Po kiln site

Darith Ea, APSARA Authority, Cambodia
Dating and analysing Koh Ker settlement and activity

Martin Polkinghorne: Research Fellow, Flinders University, Australia
Reconfiguring kingdoms: The end of Angkor and the emergence of Early Modern Period Cambodia

12.00–1.15 pm: Lunch

1.15–3.15 pm: PANEL 2, TEMPLES OF ANGKOR
Theresa McCullough, Principal Curator, Asian Civilisations Museum (CHAIR)

Paul Lavy, Associate Professor, University of Hawai’i
Pre-Angkorian temples

Miriam Stark, University of Hawai’i
The university of Ta Prohm? New perspectives

Olivier Cunin, Architect DPLG, Siem Reap
About some missing images of the Bayon Temple

Stephen Murphy, Senior Curator, Asian Civilisations Museum
Colonial constructions: Building Angkorian temples in France

3.15–3.40 pm: Coffee break

Agnes Hsu-Tang, Cultural Policy Advisor to UNESCO and the United States of America Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CHAIR)

Kong Vireak, Director, National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, speaking on repatriation to Cambodia
Pierre Baptiste, Chief Curator, Musée Guimet, Paris, speaking on colonial collections and their legacies
Miriam Stark, University of Hawaii, speaking on future research and challenges in archaeology at Angkor
H. E. Sok Sangvar, Deputy Director General, APSARA Authority, speaking on tourism management at Angkor Park.
D. Kyle Latinis, Archaeology Unit, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Singapore, speaking on Capacity building in Cambodia

5.45–7.00 pm: Keynote lecture
Damian Evans, Research Fellow, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Paris, France.
The spatial organisation of early Southeast Asian landscapes: New perspectives at Angkor from LIDAR

7.00 pm: Closing remarks
Kennie Ting, Director, Asian Civilisations Museum

7.10 pm: End of programme

Image: Angkor Thom: Restoration of the Bayon (detail)
Louis Delaporte, around 1870–73. Pencil, watercolour, gouache, gum arabic on
paper. Guimet Museum, Paris.
Photo©RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris)/Thierry Ollivier