INTERNATION EXHIBITIONS of National Museum of Phnom Penh

Several large and important exhibitions based on the National Museum of Cambodia’s excellent collection have been held outside Cambodia, allowing international audiences access to magnificent works of Khmer art. Exhibitions of Cambodian art and architecture have proven extremely popular, and are certain to continue into the future.

Past

The Age of Angkor: Treasures from the National Museum of Cambodia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (www.nga.gov.au)
22 August – 25 October 1992

 

Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia
Millennium of Glory (http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/camwel.shtm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
29 June – 28 September 1997 

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
31 January – 26 May 1997

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
28 October – 26 December 1997 

Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
15 January – 22 March 1998

The first comprehensive exhibition of Cambodian sculpture to be held in the United States of America, ‘Millennium of Glory’ also travelled to France and Japan. The exhibition included 99 works of art, dated from the 6th to the 16th centuries, from the collections of the National Museum of Cambodia and the Musée Guimet in Paris.

The Treasures of the Angkor Empire
Seoul Museum of History
29 June – 12 September 2004

This exhibition consisted of approximately 100 pre-Angkor, Angkor and post Angkor period works of art, form the collection of the National Museum of Cambodia. The exhibition featured a range of sculptural works from the Buddhist and Brahmanist traditions to illustrate the harmony, grandeur and beauty of Khmer art and architecture.

World Heritage – Angkor Wat Exhibition new line (http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/
english_iso-8859-1/special/2006/angkorwat_eng.html
)
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
3 July – 28 August 2005

This exhibition displayed 80 iconic works of art from the world-renowned collection of the National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. From the Angkor region, the art objects were created between the 9th and the 15th century and reflect the importance and magnificence of Cambodian cultural heritage.

Angkor Wat and the Glory of the Khmer Dynasty (http://www.toei.co.jp/event/exhibition/AngkorWat/index.htm)
Edo Tokyo Metropolitan Museum
July 2005

Sendai City Museum new line (http://www.city.sendai.jp/kyouiku/museum/tenrankai.html)
14 April – 28 May 2006

Osaka Museum of History new line (http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/english_iso-8859-1/special/2006/angkorwat_eng.html)
22 July – 11 September 2006

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
(http://www.toei.co.jp/event/exhibition/AngkorWat/index.html)

Featuring around 80 masterpieces of the National Museum of Cambodia’s collection, this exhibition demonstrated the beauty and sophistication of Angkor period art. The exhibition was intended to commemorate cultural exchange between Cambodia and Japan, particularly in the field of heritage preservation.

Present and Future Exhibitions

Angkor – Sacred Heritage of Cambodia
Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundersrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
(http://www.kah-bonn.de/index_e.htm)
15 December 2006 – 9 April 2007

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
(http://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/aktuell/festivals/11
_gropiusbau/mgb_04_programm/mgb_04_kommende_ausstellungen/
mgb_04_komm_Ausstell_ProgrammlisteDetailSeite_6367.php
)
5 May – 29 July 2007

Museum Rietberg, Zurich
(http://www.stadtzuerich.ch/internet/zuerichkultur/home/institutionen
/home/redirect_mr/rietberg_english/home.html
)
19 August – 2 December 2007

This exhibition represents the first major exhibition of Khmer art to be held in Germany and Switzerland. Khmer culture is famous for magnificent temples, and for the monumentality and beauty of its sculptural art. The exhibition comprises more than 200 masterpieces of Khmer art. Of central importance are the large stone sculptures from the Hindu and Buddhist temples of the ancient kingdoms of Cambodia. Complementing these works of art are exquisite bronzes, wooden figures and ceramics. The loans are mainly from museums in Cambodia, particularly the National Museum of Phnom Penh.

(read more on website of National Museum of Phnom Penh, Cambodia : http://www.cambodiamuseum.info/en_exhibition/international_exhibition/)

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