Exploring Angkor Symposium

Organised by: Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Date:
    18, 19 May 2018
  • Time:
    18 May: 5:45pm - 6:30pm
    19 May: 9:15am - 7:10pm
  • Venue:
    Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre, NUS UTown
    Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre, NUS UTownNgee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Education Resource Centre, NUS UTown
  • Admission:
    Free with registration
    To register, kindly send your full name and email address to by 13 May 2018


The civilisation of Angkor left an artistic legacy that lives on most spectacularly in its architecture and sculpture. The Exploring Angkor symposium gathers international thought leaders from France, Cambodia, United States, Australia, and Singapore, for short lectures and panel discussions on Angkor's legacy, present-day challenges, and future plans.

The symposium is organised by the Asian Civilisations Museum with support from the French Embassy and the Institut Français, Singapore, as part of Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2018.

18 May
5.45pm - Registration
6.15pm - Welcome address by Kennie Ting, Director, Asian Civilisations Museum
6.30pm - Angkor Thom Royal Palace: Tentative reconstructions by Louis Delaporte
Keynote lecture by Pierre Baptist, Chief Curator, Guimet Museum

19 May
9.15am - Registration
9.45am - Morning session: Cities of Angkor
Chaired by John Miksic, Professor, National University of Singapore
Four lectures
12pm - Lunch
1.15pm - Afternoon session: Temples of Angkor
Chaired by Theresa McCullough, Principal Curator, ACM
Four lectures
3.15pm - Coffee break
3.45pm - Roundtable discussion on Angkor – Current Challenges, Future Directions
Chaired by Agnes Hsu-Tang, Cultural Policy Advisor to UNESCO and the United States of America Cultural Property Advisory Committee
5.15pm - Coffee break
5.45pm - The spatial organisation of early Southeast Asian landscapes: New perspectives at Angkor from LIDAR
Keynote lecture by Damian Evans, Research Fellow, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris
7pm - Closing remarks by Kennie Ting
7.10pm - End of programme

Exploring Angkor Symposium