New exhibition opening soon at the Oriental Museum
The Cham are an ethnic minority group from Southeast Asia. Historically, Cham territory included several kingdoms in what is today central and southern Vietnam, but as a result of repeated defeats and persecution the Cham were dispersed throughout the region. Cham communities can now be found on Hainan island in the South China Sea, Vietnam, Cambodia Thailand and Malaysia as well as further afield in the US, Canada, France and Australia.
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.
The exhibition is open from 1 February to 16 September 2019
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Tel 0191 334 5694
Open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 12noon to 5pm at weekends and on bank holidays.