Wednesday, September 20, 2017

[Event] Cambodia Summer Field Trip 2017 Exhibition

Touching Angkor: From Temples to Cities, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Cambodia

This summer, the anthropology department from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) established the first credit-bearing course that included fieldwork in archaeology and cultural heritage studies in Cambodia. With our students from CUHK and graduates from The Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Phnom Penh, we travelled to the capital Phnom Penh then to Angkor, Siem Reap in June. To share the result of our research, we have organized an exhibition at Hui Gallery, New Asia College, CUHK, 16-27, October, co-organized with APSARA Authority, Siem Reap and Faculty of Archaeology, RUFA, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

We visited a piece of history left by the Khmer Rouge through the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum that was listed under “the Memory of the World” in 2009; we examined the archaeological sites of Angkor, which the UNESCO inscribed as “World Heritage” in 1992. The class was divided into five groups that conquered the academic areas of museum anthropology, archaeology, ceramic studies, intangible cultural heritage and peoples and cultures of Cambodia. We will unravel some new and interesting cross-cultural interpretations of archaeology and cultural heritage studies in Cambodia in this exhibition.

Opening Ceremony: 12:00 p.m., October 17, 2017 (Tue)
Exhibition Date: October 16 - 27, 2017
Venue: Hui Gallery, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Opening hours of Hui Gallery:
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday);
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Saturday);
Closed (Sundays and Public Holidays).

Enquiries: 3943 7670

Refreshment will be provided in the opening ceremony. All are welcome!

Watch the 1-min video trailer

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