Pierre Baptiste named Brayton Wilbur Jr. Memorial Fellow

Program Year: 2015

A renowned specialist on ancient Khmer and Cham art, Mr. Pierre Baptiste, Senior Curator at Musee Guimet, examined and critiqued the Asian Art Museum’s collection of Southeast Asian art.  Affiliated with the Musee Guimet since 1996, he has also taught at the Faculty of Archaeology at the Royal University of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, and has published widely on the arts of Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Asia Foundation Trustee Judith Wilbur generously established a fellowship in Asian Art in honor of her late husband and former Trustee, Brayton Wilbur, Jr. The fellowship stems from the Wilburs’ deep interest in Asian art, nurtured through their residence and travel in the region, and their commitment to the work of The Asia Foundation and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (AAM). The two institutions are collaborating in the program’s execution, with AAM identifying qualified fellowship recipients, and The Asia Foundation’s Asian American Exchange unit responsible for overall administration.

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