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Presented By: University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

Exhibition Tour – Angkor Complex: Cultural Heritage and Post-Genocide Memory in Cambodia

University of Michigan Museum of Art

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Join Nachiket Chanchani,  Curator of Angkor Complex and Associate Professor of the History of Art, and Trent Walker, Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Thai Professor of Theravada Buddhism, on an engaging tour of the exhibition that will reflect on how Cambodia's tangible cultural heritage intersects with its living traditions of song, dance, and music.  

Trent Walker works on Buddhism, literature, and music in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is the author of Until Nirvana’s Time: Buddhist Songs from Cambodia (Shambhala Publications, 2022) and a co-editor of Out of the Shadows of Angkor: Cambodian Poetry, Prose, and Performance through the Ages (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2022). Before joining U-M’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures in 2023, he taught at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. Recent publications include articles on Pali phonology, Thai literary history, Cambodian nuns, Indic-vernacular homiletics, Middle Khmer epigraphy, and Vietnamese Buddhist translation.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the U-M Office of the Provost, U-M Office of the President, National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Arts and Culture Council, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund, U-M Ross School of Business, U-M Department of History of Art, Mark and Julie Phillips, U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies, US Department of Education Title VI grant, and an anonymous donor. Additional generous support is provided by the U-M Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

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