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A collection of library resources social, cultural & linguistic anthropology, archaeology and physical anthropology for the countries of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines and Timor Leste
From the curator's website: "The Gallery’s Indo-Pacific art collection represents the art of maritime Southeast Asia and includes about 1,900 objects, with strengths in ethnographic sculpture, Javanese gold from the prehistoric to the late medieval period, and Indonesian textiles. - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/indo-pacific-art#sthash.UYjQZvaG.dpuf."
From the website:
"The peoples of the Philippines are represented by over 12,000 items: Laura Watson Benedict collected 2,000 ornately-beaded garments and accessories during her fieldwork (1906-1908) amongst the Bagobo people of Mindanao Island (1906-1908), and Harold Conklin collected over 1,300 objects while he lived and worked amongst the Hanunóo people of Mindoro Island and the Ifugao people of Luzon Island (1940s-1960s). The article Preserving Asian-American History and Culture published on the NEH website provides detailed information about importance and digitization of AMNH Philippine collection. More recently, several hundred objects from Vietnam have been added to the collection as a result of curator Laurel Kendall's fieldwork amongst the ethnic groups of that country."
Highlights of the collection include:
•Neolithic earthenware ceramics from northeast Thailand belonging to the Ban Chiang culture
•Hindu and Buddhist temple sculpture from Cambodia and Indonesia, including an 8th-century Buddha head from Borobudur, Central Java (Indonesia)
•10th–14th century glazed ceramics from the Khmer empire in Cambodia
•12th–17th century glazed ceramics from north and central Vietnam
•16th–19th century glazed and unglazed ceramics from northeast Thailand and Laos
National Museums of Art and Culture in Southeast Asia
Thanks to Wikipedia: "The Lao National Museum is located in Vientiane, Laos. It was founded as the national museum highlighting the revolution of the 1970s and is located in a French colonial building. In 2007, the United States donated a grant to help develop the museum. This museum, which was originally built in 1925 as the French governor’s residence, presents the history of Laos, highlighting the Laotian people’s struggle to free the country from foreign occupiers and imperialist forces. It is located on Samsenthai road, opposite the Cultural Hall." (January 26, 2015)