Shadow Puppet Theater from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

This exhibition showcases The British Museum’s Southeast Asian shadow puppet collection. It traces connections between the various Southeast Asian traditions, showing continuities and change across time. It shows how shadow puppets have been produced, used, and consumed in Southeast Asia and looks at the core stories of shadow theatre.

Photos from the exhibition Shadow Puppet Theater from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand (2016) ©Trustees of The British Museum

Curated by Alexandra Green at The British Museum (2016)

Co-curator | Matthew Cohen

Post-doctoral Researcher | Sadiah Boonstra

Sadiah Boonstra © 2020

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