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Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

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Venue: Oriental Museum

Dates: Feb 1st 2019 - Sep 16th 2019

  • Every Monday-Friday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Every Sunday and Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

Price: £1.50 adult/75p child

Detail

Historically, the Cham people enjoyed a rich culture, their territory including several kingdoms in what is today Central and Southern Vietnam. However, the Champa Kingdoms began disintegrating following decisive defeats by the Vietnamese in the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, starting a pattern of migration and flux that is still going on today. In 2016, photographer James Sebright travelled around the South China Sea region, meeting Cham communities in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. This exhibition reveals the outcomes of his work documenting the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora.