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      Asia, Art and the Transcultural: SOAS Voices in Singapore

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      April 14, 2019

      Sunday   9:00 AM

      1 Empress Place
      Singapore, Singapore 179555

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      Asia, Art and the Transcultural: SOAS Voices

      Asia, Art and the Transcultural SOAS University of London, in partnership with the Asian Civilisations Museum, is pleased to announce this series of public masterclasses on transcultural issues in the arts of Asia, on 13th and 14th April, 2019. The SOAS-ACM Masterclasses Series will provide perspectives and insights on key intersections in the historical transmission of arts, styles, cultures and religions between the cultural and political centres of Southeast Asia, India and China. The eight academics, from SOAS’s School of Arts and School of History, Religions and Philosophies, will lead this unique public event, exploring transformative patterns of engagement and understanding. The Masterclasses Series, which will be of special interest to anyone with a passion for art history, museology, archaeology and history, takes place in the Asian Civilisations Museum, one of the world’s leading centres for knowledge exchange on Asian cultures and heritage, located in one of the world’s most transcultural cities.    Programme The Masterclasses will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April. Confirmed speakers are: Saturday 13th April Dr Christian Luczanits: ‘Emergence of the Buddhist Mandala’ Heidi Tan: 'The Museum in the Temple: Meritorious Curating and the Pagoda Museum in Myanmar' Prof Ashley Thompson: ‘Buddhist Angkor' Dr Louise Tythacott: 'Representing Buddhism in Museums' Sunday 14th April Dr Heather Elgood, MBE: ‘Adornment “alankara” vanity or divine empowerment?' Dr Lars Laamann: ‘The White Poppy in Trade, Medicine & Social Culture Prof Elizabeth Moore: ‘Bagan and Mokti: local Buddhist networks in Lower Myanmar’ Dr Peter Sharrock: ‘Hevajraśitās of Maritime Asia’ Tickets can be purchased for individual days, or for the whole weekend, and will include lunch and a certificate.  If you have any questions, please email:  Masterclasses Programme: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April Saturday 13 April 2019 09:00 – 09:15: Opening remarks from SOAS Director, Baroness Valerie Amos and ACM Director, Kennie Ting 09:15 – 10:30: Prof Ashley Thompson: Buddhist Angkor 10:30 – 10:45: Break with refreshments 10:45 – 12:00: Dr Christian Luczanits: Emergence of the Buddhist Mandala 12:00 – 13:00: Lunch 13:00 – 14:15: Dr Louise Tythacott: Representing Buddhism in Museums 14:15 – 14:30: Break 14:30 – 15:45: Heidi Tan: The Museum in the Temple: Meritorious Curating and the Pagoda Museum in Myanmar 15:45 – 16:30: Round-up of day 1 Sunday 14 April 2019 09:00 – 09:15: House-keeping 09:15 – 10:30: Prof Elizabeth Moore: The Art of Buddhist and Hindu networks in southern Myanmar, 10th to 13th century 10:30 – 10:45: Break with refreshments 10:45 – 12:00: Dr Peter Sharrock: Hevajra in the art of Maritime Asia 12:00 – 13:00: Lunch 13:00 – 14:15: Dr Heather Elgood, MBE: Alankara: “Divine embodiment or vanity”?  Jewellery, ornamentation and the embodiment of divinity and kingship in Hindu and Mughal India 14:15 – 14:30: Break 14:30 – 15:45: Dr Lars Laamann: Opium as commercial and social innovator in nineteenth-century South-East Asia 15:45 – 16:30: Round-up of day 2 As the Masterclasses will start promtly at 09:00 on both days, please arrive 15 minutes before so we can get you registered and seated on time. 

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