Angkor Wat A Transcultural History of Heritage

Angkor Wat     A Transcultural History of Heritage

This book unravels the formation of the modern concept of cultural heritage by charting its colonial, postcolonial-nationalist and global trajectories.

Author: Michael Falser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110335842

Category: Art

Page: 1169

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This book unravels the formation of the modern concept of cultural heritage by charting its colonial, postcolonial-nationalist and global trajectories. By bringing to light many unresearched dimensions of the twelfth-century Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat during its modern history, the study argues for a conceptual, connected history that unfolded within the transcultural interstices of European and Asian projects. With more than 1,400 black-and-white and colour illustrations of historic photographs, architectural plans and samples of public media, the monograph discusses the multiple lives of Angkor Wat over a 150-year-long period from the 1860s to the 2010s. Volume 1 (Angkor in France) reconceptualises the Orientalist, French-colonial ‘discovery’ of the temple in the nineteenth century and brings to light the manifold strategies at play in its physical representations as plaster cast substitutes in museums and as hybrid pavilions in universal and colonial exhibitions in Marseille and Paris from 1867 to 1937. Volume 2 (Angkor in Cambodia) covers, for the first time in this depth, the various on-site restoration efforts inside the ‘Archaeological Park of Angkor’ from 1907 until 1970, and the temple’s gradual canonisation as a symbol of national identity during Cambodia’s troublesome decolonisation (1953–89), from independence to Khmer Rouge terror and Vietnamese occupation, and, finally, as a global icon of UNESCO World Heritage since 1992 until today.
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

This book unravels the formation of the modern concept of cultural heritage by charting its colonial, postcolonial-nationalist and global trajectories.

Author: Michael Falser

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110335727

Category: Art

Page: 800

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The publication conceptualizes Angkor Wat within the modern construct of cultural heritage. It establishes the temple's history from the discovery and its role as a archaeological park by French colonial archaeologists; its canonization as a symbol of national identity through independence, civil war, Khmer Rouge terror, and Vietnamese occupation; and finally as a global icon of contemporary heritage schemes within a newly born Cambodian nation.
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Angkor Wat u2013 A Transcultural History of Heritage

Angkor Wat  u2013  A Transcultural History of Heritage

This book unravels the formation of the modern concept of cultural heritage by charting its colonial, postcolonial-nationalist and global trajectories.

Author: Michael Falser

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1179666776

Category: ART

Page: 1150

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This book unravels the formation of the modern concept of cultural heritage by charting its colonial, postcolonial-nationalist and global trajectories. By bringing to light many unresearched dimensions of the twelfth-century Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat during its modern history, the study argues for a conceptual, connected history that unfolded within the transcultural interstices of European and Asian projects. With more than 1,400 black-and-white and colour illustrations of historic photographs, architectural plans and samples of public media, the monograph discusses the multiple lives of Angkor Wat over a 150-year-long period from the 1860s to the 2010s. Volume 1 (Angkor in France) reconceptualises the Orientalist, French-colonial ‘discovery’ of the temple in the nineteenth century and brings to light the manifold strategies at play in its physical representations as plaster cast substitutes in museums and as hybrid pavilions in universal and colonial exhibitions in Marseille and Paris from 1867 to 1937. Volume 2 (Angkor in Cambodia) covers, for the first time in this depth, the various on-site restoration efforts inside the ‘Archaeological Park of Angkor’ from 1907 until 1970, and the temple’s gradual canonisation as a symbol of national identity during Cambodia’s troublesome decolonisation (1953–89), from independence to Khmer Rouge terror and Vietnamese occupation, and, finally, as a global icon of UNESCO World Heritage since 1992 until today.
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Kulturerbe und Denkmalpflege transkulturell

Kulturerbe und Denkmalpflege transkulturell

Seit Ende des europäischen Kolonialprojekts und mit den aktuellen Auswirkungen der Globalisierung ist die eurozentrische und nationalstaatlich orientierte Konzeption von "Kulturerbe" in eine konfliktgeladene Schieflage geraten, die auch ...

Author: Michael S. Falser

Publisher:

ISBN: 3837620913

Category: Architecture

Page: 367

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Categories: Architecture

Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission

Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission

This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present.

Author: Michael Falser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319136387

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present. It includes case studies of the Habsburg Empire and German colonialism in Africa, Asian case studies of (post)colonial India and the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, China and French Indochina, and a special discussion on 20th-century Cambodia and the temples of Angkor. The themes examined range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration. Taken together, they offer an overview of historical processes spanning two centuries of institutional practices, wherein the concept of cultural heritage was appropriated both by political regimes and for UNESCO World Heritage agendas.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeologizing Heritage

 Archaeologizing  Heritage

This book investigates what has constituted notions of "archaeological heritage" from colonial times to the present. It includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia.

Author: Michael Falser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642358708

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

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This book investigates what has constituted notions of "archaeological heritage" from colonial times to the present. It includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the subjects of which range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration, evaluate historical processes spanning two centuries which saw the imagination and production of "dead archaeological ruins" by often overlooking living local, social, and ritual forms of usage on site. Case studies from computational modelling in archaeology discuss a comparable paradigmatic change from a mere simulation of supposedly dead archaeological building material to an increasing appreciation and scientific incorporation of the knowledge of local stakeholders. This book seeks to bring these different approaches from the humanities and engineering sciences into a trans-disciplinary discussion.
Categories: Social Science

A Research Agenda for Heritage Tourism

A Research Agenda for Heritage Tourism

Ariadi, R. (2017), 'Preservation and politics collide at Angkor Wat', Khmer Times, 19 December 2017, available at https://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096560/preservation ... Falser, M. (2020), Angkor Wat – A Transcultural History of Heritage.

Author: Maria Gravari-Barbas

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789903522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This timely Research Agenda moves beyond classic approaches that consider the relationship between heritage and tourism either as problematic or as a factor for local development, and instead adopts an understanding of heritage and tourism as two reciprocally supported social phenomena that are co-produced.
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The Oxford Handbook of Museum Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Museum Archaeology

Angkor Wat. A Transcultural History of Heritage: Volume 1: Angkor in France. From Plaster Casts to Exhibition Pavilions. Volume 2: Angkor in Cambodia. From Jungle Find to Global Icon. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter. Fane, D. 1993.

Author: Alice Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192586759

Category: Art

Page: 625

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This Handbook provides a transnational reference point for critical engagements with the legacies of, and futures for, global archaeological collections. It challenges the common misconception that museum archaeology is simply a set of procedures for managing and exhibiting assemblages. Instead, this volume advances museum archaeology as an area of reflexive research and practice addressing the critical issues of what gets prioritized by and researched in museums, by whom, how, and why. Through twenty-eight chapters, authors problematize and suggest new ways of thinking about historic, contemporary, and future relationships between archaeological fieldwork and museums, as well as the array of institutional and cultural paradigms through which archaeological enquiries are mediated. Case studies embrace not just archaeological finds, but also archival field notes, photographic media, archaeological samples, and replicas. Throughout, museum activities are put into dialogue with other aspects of archaeological practice, with the aim of situating museum work within a more holistic archaeology that does not privilege excavation or field survey above other aspects of disciplinary engagement. These concerns will be grounded in the realities of museums internationally, including Latin America, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North America, and Europe. In so doing, the common heritage sector refrain 'best practice' is not assumed to solely emanate from developed countries or European philosophies, but instead is considered as emerging from and accommodated within local concerns and diverse museum cultures.
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Museum Making in Vietnam Laos and Cambodia

Museum Making in Vietnam  Laos  and Cambodia

Angkor Wat. A transcultural history of heritage. Volume 2: Angkor in Cambodia. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Fumaroli, M. (2008). Malraux et la fin du système français des Beaux-Arts. Commentaire, 124 (4), 1045–1064. Giteau, M. (1972).

Author: Jonathan Paquette

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000590180

Category: Art

Page: 152

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Building on archival work undertaken in France and fieldwork undertaken in Southeast Asia, Museum-Making in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia provides a critical analysis of museum histories and development in three former colonial territories. This work documents the development of museums in French Indochina (1862-1954), specifically Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The book explores the colonial culture of exhibition, traces the growth of museum collections through archaeological missions to Indochina and other parts of Asia, and examines the role of museums in the cultural life of this colonial society. In particular, the author re-contextualizes the role and part played by colonial museums in the implementation of heritage policies during the colonial era in French Indochina, a dimension that is often overlooked. Additionally, the book addresses the effects that the Second World War, the Vichy Regime, and the Japanese occupation had on these cultural institutions. The transformation of these museums in post-independence Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia is also discussed. Providing comparisons with other colonial and post-colonial experiences, Museum-Making in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia will be a valuable resource for researchers in museum and heritage studies. It will also appeal to researchers and graduate students engaged in the study of history, anthropology, sociology, political science, and development and international studies.
Categories: Art