A New Textile Museum in Cambodia and Old Textiles from Burma

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A New Textile Museum in Cambodia and Old Textiles from Burma

Gill Green will give a brief rundown on her recent visit to the newly established Mekong Ganga Cooperation Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The purpose of her visit was to deliver a donation of traditional Khmer weaving artefacts to the museum. She discusses some issues that arise when thinking of donations like this to Museums. Then the attention turns to Burma. Gill will bring her small collection of minority and mainstream textiles from Burma to illustrate her presentation and to demonstrate their diversity.

This will be a hands-on presentation so we invite you to bring some examples of Burmese textiles to share your textiles and experiences with other TSG members.

Gill Green is the President of TAASA and a Foundation Member of the Textile Study Group. She is an avid collector and passionate author of Traditional Textiles of Cambodia (2003) and Pictorial Textiles of Cambodia (2008). An Honorary Associate in the School of Letters, Arts and Media at the University of Sydney, her research interests focus on the cross-cultural influences on traditional textile designs in the mainland and insular Southeast Asia regions.

Light refreshments will be served.

How to Pay:

1. Cash at the door.

2. By EFT (using “TSG10May” as reference):

The Asian Arts Society of Australia

BSB: 012 003

Account: 2185 28414

3. Via this website.


Walking Directions

From Circular Quay
Walk to George Street , The Rocks. Turn left into Argyle Street and walk under the famous Argyle Cut to climb the stairs opposite the Garrison Church. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow Watson Road past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

From Kent Street
Follow the historic Agar Steps (opposite the Observatory Hotel) up to the National Trust Centre.

From Wynyard and the city
At No. 1 York Street walk through the expressway underpass. Follow the tunnel, keeping to the right, until you come up on Kent Street . Walk along Kent Street to the Agar Steps, or follow the approach to the Bridge, which will take you past the National Trust Centre on your left.

Driving directions (free parking is available on-site)

Drive down Kent Street , right into Argyle Street , right again into Watson Road and follow it around past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre. Free Parking is available on site.

Public Transport directions

Bus: Routes 311, 324, and 325 terminate at Argyle Street . Walk up Watson Road, Observatory Hill and follow the signs.

Train: to Wynyard or Circular Quay

Ferry: to Circular Quay and proceed as above.


10 May, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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