Lecture Abstracts

 

Session 1: Curatorial Practices of Religious Display

 

Conceptual and Practical Differences in the Religious Collections of the National Museum and Religious Museums in Myanmar

Nu Mra Zan

(Senior Consultant, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Myanmar)

Curating Religious Art at the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum

Chung Tzu-yin

(Assistant Research Fellow, Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

Beyond Museum Objects: Faith, Function and Learning Integration of Religious Display in the National Museum Bangkok

Suppawan Nongnut

(Curator, National Museum Bangkok, Thailand)

The Buddha Image Travels: Almsgiving and exhibiting sacred images at the Asian Civilisations Museum 

Conan Cheong

(Assistant Curator, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore)

 

Session 2: Multiple Values and Interpretations of Religious Objects

 

Representing Buddhism in Museums

Louise Tythacott

(Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, School of Arts, SOAS, University of London, UK)

Buddhist Texts in the National Palace Museum Collection and Exhibitions

Liu Kuo-wei

(Research Fellow, Department of Rare Books and Historical Documents, National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

On the Dual Lives of Champa Sculptures

Duyen Nguyen

(Curator, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Vietnam)

 

Session 3: Management and Conservation of Religious Objects

 

The Challenge of Conserving Religious Artifacts

Yen Su-fen

(Director, Department of Registration and Conservation, National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

Remounting the Large Qing Dynasty Amitayus Buddha Thangka and Its Challenge

Hung Sun-hsin

(Associate Research Fellow, Department of Registration and Conservation, National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

Case Studies in the Restoration of Religious Artifacts at the National Palace Museum

Lin Yung-chin

(Assistant Research Fellow, Department of Registration and Conservation, National Palace Museum, Taiwan)

From Temple to Buddha Museum: Relocation and Restoration of the Great Compassion Mantra Caissons

Li Lee-fang

(Former Director of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage Conservation, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan)

The Management and Conservation of Religious Collections in Thailand

Saneh Mahaphol

(Director of Conservation Science Division, Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, Thailand)

Conserving Religious Works with the National Museum of Cambodia

Bertrand Porte

(Representative, École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia)