Research & academic activities
  Cabinet des Médailles (Paris) since 1982.
Musée Guimet (Paris) since 1981.
Archaeological excavations at Argentomagus, France, Gallo-Roman city, under the Institute of Archaeology, Sorbonne University (July and August 1982)
Centre d’Archéologie, École Normale Supérieure, French National Centre for Scientific research (C.N.R.S.) since 1983.
  Sri Lanka
    Archaeological Department (Colombo) 1983, 1984, 1990-1997.
National Museum (Colombo), from 1983, 1984, 1990-1994.
Central Cultural Fund, Sigiriya Project, 1985, 1990, Jetavanarama Project, 1993-94, Abhayagiriya Project, 1992-1994,
Excavations at Ridiyagama, July-August 1995; July-August 1996; Kelaniya July-August 1997; Pandirendawa from July-August 1998 to January 2004 under the Joint project: French Mission of Archaeological Co-operation & Archaeological Department.
Database of the collection in the Archaeological Museum of Anuradhapura, July-August 2008.
Database of the collection in the Archaeological Museum of Yatala (Tissamaharama), July-August 2009.
Underwater excavations at Godavaya shipwreck, December 2010, December 2011.
    British Museum (London), 1985-2001, June 2012.
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), 1985, 1986, 1989-1994, June 2012.
Fitzwiliam Museum (Cambridge) 1990, 1992, 2011.
    Archaeological excavations at Thasos, under the French School of Athens, August 1985.
Hellenic Numismatic Society, Athens, February, 1996, June 1999.
Numismatic Collection of the Alpha Credit Bank, Athens, February, 1996, June 1999.          
    Munzkabinett, Bodemuseen, Berlin1988.
Private Collections of Dr. W. Pieper Aachen), and Dr. Jens Schumann (Hambourg) May 1993.
Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich, July 2015.
    The American Numismatic Society, (New York) 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, March-April 1995.
Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), 1989, 1990,1991 & 2012.
Museum of Fine Arts, (Boston) 1989. April 2012.
Fogg Museum, University of Harvard (Cambridge) 1989.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, March 2011 & 2012.
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, April 2012.
Los Angeles County Museum, April 2012.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, March 2012.
The Art Institute of Chicago, October 2012.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 2012.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, October 2012.
    Pushkin Museum (Moscow) September 1990, October 1992.
The State Hermitage (St. Petersburg) November1992.
    Tashkent Museum, (Tashkent) October1990, August 2004.
Samarkand Museum (Samarkand) October1990, August 2004.
Termez Museum, (Termez) August 2004.
    National Museum (New Delhi) December 1990, August1992, December 2004.
State Museum (Mathura) December 1990, December 2004.
National Museum (Allhabad) December 1990.
Bharat Kala Bhavan (Banaras) December 1990, October 2008.
Indian Museum (Calcutta) December 1990; February 2011.
State Museum (Lucknow) January 1991.
Prince of Wales Museum (Bombay) January 1991 and November 2011.
The Indian Coin Society (Bombay) August1992.
Archaeological Museum of Pondicherry April 1997, January 1998.
Department of Archaeology, Tamil University, Tanjavur, April 1997, February 1998 and et January 2004.
Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Calcutta, January 2004.
Museums of Madras; Amaravati and Nagajunakonda, August 2006.
Archaeological Museum of Chandigarh, November 2011.
    Lahore Museum (Lahore) January 1991, January 1998, November 2004.
Taxila Museum (Taxila) January 1991, November 1994, November 2004.
Peshawar Museum (Peshawar) February 1991, November 1994.
Archaeological Museum (Said-u-Sharif) February 1991.
    Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Lodz, October 1993.
Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of Krakov, October 1993.
    Munzkabinett, Kunsthistorisches Museum, (Vienna), April 1996; May 2004.
    National Bank of Japan, Tokyo, August 1995.
Hirayama Centre for Silk Road Studies, Kamakura, August 1995, May 1999.
Miho Museum, Kyoto, may 1999; October 2002.
The Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum Foundation, Hokuto City, May 2012.
Museum of Art, Tokyo, April 2006, May 2012.
Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo, May 2012.
National Museum, Tokyo, December 2006.
Matsuoka Museum of Art, Shinbashi, Tokyo. May 2012.
Ryukoku University Museum, Kyoto, May 2012.
Kyushu National Museum, Fukuoka, May 2012.
    Kabul Museum (on UNESCO Mission). August 2002.
    Private collection of Mr. René Russek, Zurich January 2003.
Rietberg Museum, Zürich, October 2014.
    Oriental Museum, Rome, September 2004 and 2008, June 2012
    The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, April 2006
    Medaillesamling, Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, June 2006
    Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, December 2006
    Ecole françiaes de l’extrême orient, Ayutthaya, Bangkok, January, 2008.
    Ecole françiaes de l’extrême orient, Angkor, Siem Reap, January, 2008.
    Australian Centre for Numismatic Studies, Macquaire University, Macquaire, May, 2008.
    Gandharan art collection of Mr. J. Pinto, Rio de Janeiro, May 2010
    Collection of M. Filipe de Pina, Lisbon, June 2011.
    The Museumof Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, July 2012.
    The National Museumof Art, Oslo, July 2012
    Singapore Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, August 2012.
    Nation Museum of Java, Jakarta, September 2012.
  Czech Republic
    Czech National Museum, Prague, October 2012.
    National Museum, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay et Srishestra, December 2015.


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