The Buddhist Arts of South East Asia

A Burmese manuscript painting depicting a scene from the life of Buddha, from the 19th century

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An illustrated talk

Buddhist traditions across Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Indonesia have produced a rich variety of art and artefacts over the centuries, ranging from architecture, sculpture, and wall paintings to manuscripts, textiles, lacquer, and furniture. Alexandra Green of the British Museum explores some distinctive highlights. 

Alexandra Green is Henry Ginsburg Curator for Southeast Asia at the British Museum. She has a PhD on the subject of 18th-century Burmese wall paintings from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She curated an exhibition entitled Pilgrims, Healers, and Wizards: Buddhism and Religious Practices in Burma and Thailand (2014) at the British Museum, and an exhibition about Sir Stamford Raffles’ collecting practices, Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman, also at the British Museum.

Part of our Buddhism exhibition events series. See more events and adult courses inspired by the exhibition.


Name: The Buddhist Arts of South East Asia
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £11.00
Member: £11.00
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Under 18: £5.50
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