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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
8 September 2016 – 29 January 2017
The British Museum
Curated by Alexandra Green
Co-curator | Matthew Cohen
Post-doctoral Researcher | Sadiah Boonstra

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