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Curators guide you through the Museum of Asian Art

Angkor Wat is the most famous building in Cambodia. With this state temple, King Suryavarman II (r. 1113 to ca. 1150) created a monument to himself as god-king during the heyday of the Khmer Empire. Although built as a Hindu temple, Angkor Wat was used as a Buddhist sanctuary from the end of the 12th century. sanctuary.

From the time of the French protectorate in Cambodia (2nd half of the 19th century/1st half of the 20th century), many Europeans became enthusiastic about the rediscovered monument. A veritable Angkormania developed in European metropolises. In the course of this Angkor enthusiasm, not only original Khmer artefacts found their way into European collections, but also numerous plaster casts and replicas of Khmer buildings were created for presentation at world exhibitions and in museums. In this event, the curator traces the original splendour and the changing use of this world-famous monument - with the help of a temple model made by Cambodian artists, but also with the help of original artwork and historical plaster casts.

Guided tour with curator Martina Stoye

- Price: 8,00 EUR
- Language: German
- from 16 years
- Location: Museum of Asian Art, 3rd floor
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