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*CANCELLED* Cities & Kings Curator Tour - 13 Jan

Asian Civilisations Museum 13 Jan 2017 7.30 to 8.30pm $25 per person
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Other tour dates: 9 December, 24 February, 3 March.

Join curator Stephen Murphy to get exclusive insights and behind-the-scenes perspectives on the artistic traditions of Myanmar, from its ancient cities to the kings that built them. Hear stories about the fascinating objects selected from National Museum collections in Myanmar, connecting art, architecture, religion, and history across three significant periods in the country's past.

Stephen Murphy, Curator, Southeast Asia

Stephen holds a PhD from the Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and specialises in the art and archaeology of early Buddhism in Southeast Asia. He is co-editor of Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology (2014), and regularly contributes papers to leading academic journals.

Book your tickets now via Peatix.

Alternatively, you can book your tickets at the ACM Front Desk. For enquiries, call 6332 7798 or email

A minimum of 15 people is needed to proceed. For bookings via phone or email, payment must be made at the Front Desk before the closing date. Registration closes a day before the tour. If the event is cancelled, full refund will be made to participants who have purchased tickets.

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Image: Dish with bird motif. Sri Kestra, 8th or 9th century. Silver, gilding. National Museum, Naypyidaw.

About the exhibition, Cities & Kings: Ancient Treasures from Myanmar 

This exhibition introduces the art and culture of Myanmar through some of the country's finest objects, selected from the National Museum Collections of Myanmar. The works span three of the most significant eras in Myanmar history: the formative Pyu and Mon Period (4th-9th century), where early city-states emerged; the famed Bagan Period (9th-14th century), where Buddhist temple architecture flourished; and the Mandalay period (19th century), with its celebrated courtly arts.