Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture Launches New English-Language Catalogue
Publish date 23-12-2017 11:15

The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture on 21 December held a ceremony to release an English-language catalogue, entitled “‘Vibrancy in Stone – Masterpieces of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture”, comprising a collection of high-quality photographs highlighting the museum’s attractions to mark its 100th anniversary.

The English-language catalogue entitled “‘Vibrancy in Stone – Masterpieces of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture”

The catalogue comes as the result of a cooperation project between the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London, and the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.

Mr. Vo Van Thang, the Director of the Museum of Cham Sculpture, said that this museum was built in late 1915 with a big contribution of Henri Parmentier, a prominent archaeologist.  In mid-1919, Henri Parmentier published the first catalogue of the museum, marking its inaugural ceremony.  It contained descriptions of the art and styles of Champa sculpture. (The Champa Kingdom ruled in the central coastal region between the 4th and 13th centuries).

He added that Dr. Peter Sharrock, Outreach Manager of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, has worked with the museum since 2015 to compile and complete the catalogue.

From Dan tri Newspaper