Art historian Madeleine Giteau (1918, Nantes - 2005) was the Curator of Cambodia National Museum (then Musée Albert Sarrault) from 1956 until 1966.
A member of École française d'Extrême Orient (EFEO) from 1956 until 1981, she taught Southeast Asian art and history at Sorbonne University until her retirement in 1985.
Invited back to Cambodia for several research tours in the 1990s, she helped in the reopening of Battambang Provincial Museum (the foundation of which she had supervised in 1963) in 2000 at the invitation of the Royal Archeological Faculty of Cambodia.
Madeleine Giteau is the author of numerous studies in Khmer and Mon arts and architectural history, some in collaboration with Henri Parmentier. She contributed to Marc Riboud's acclaimed photography book, 'Angkor, Sérénité bouddhique'.