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The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, is a sacred Buddhist site that has a legendary history reaching back to Buddhism’s origins. While holding a role as Myanmar’s most revered monument, the Shwedagon is also a politicised site, and has been at the centre of some of the most contentious periods of the country’s history. This presentation will highlight the Buddhist significance of the site as well as its place in Myanmar’s more recent history. A ‘must see’ for local and foreign tourists, the reach of the Shwedagon’s cultural importance is also addressed.
HONORARY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR CHARLOTTE GALLOWAY
Charlotte Galloway is an art historian who completed her PhD at ANU in the Buddhist imagery of the early Bagan period, Myanmar. After a career at the National Gallery of Australia she returned to ANU to lecture in Curatorial Studies, and Asian art history. She has been researching in Myanmar for over 20 years. A repeat visitor to the Shwedagon when in Yangon, Charlotte remains fascinated by the physical structures and social interactions that occur at the Shwedagon. She was a consultant for the ZED & Arte France documentary Wonders of Men – Myanmar, the Shwedagon Pagoda.
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