Solange Thierry

Portrait of Solange   Thierry

A leading specialist in Southeast Asian religious history, performing and visual arts, Solange Thierry née Bernard (1921, Mehun-sur-Yevre, France — 2009) was a Curator of Phnom Penh National Museum from 1947 – 1949.

After graduating in Khmer and Siamese languages, she studied Sanskrit, Pali and Indian civilization at the College de France et the Institut de civilisation indienne. 

Professor at INALCO (Paris) and EPHE (Paris), she curated the Asian Department at the Parisian Musée de l’Homme. She also contributed during many years to the famous art review L’Oeil, of which she was the editor-in-chief until her retirement in 1997

A biographical and bibliographical notice on Solange Thierry (in Khmer and French).