Further heritage aiming to join Lakhon Khol

As the Kingdom marks the first anniversary of the inscription of traditional Cambodian dance drama Lakhon Khol on Unesco’s cultural heritage list, the government is preparing to have 10 other forms of tangible and intangible heritage registered with the UN body. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/further-heritage-aiming-join-lakhon-khol

Bayon restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1,5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday. Unesco Culture Programme Specialist Philippe Delanghe told The Post yesterday that the project which is slated to begin this year ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bayon-restoration-resume

New study reveals ancient site treasures

Experts have discovered more than 120 archaeological sites and three ancient locations in the Royal Academy of Cambodia Techo Sen Russey Trep Park in Preah Vihear province. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50507846/new-study-reveals-ancient-site-treasures/

Angkor Wat temple graffiti causes stir

The foreign letters written on the stones of the Angkor Wat temple were written during the 17th century and before the 1990s and there are no recent letters written by foreigners, the Apsara Authority has said. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504376/angkor-wat-temple-graffiti-causes-stir/

Museum at Preah Vihear Temple to open soon

Prime Minister Hun Sen and the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will officially inaugurate a museum at the Preah Vihear World Heritage Site on March 20. Nov Sokuna, the director of the provincial culture and fine arts department, said the museum has been named ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114700/museum-at-preah-vihear-temple-to-open-soon/

Group aims to construct world’s longest wood boat

Cambodia is preparing to construct the longest wooden boat to break a world record currently held by China by making a boat about 85 metres long that can hold nearly 200 people. Sar Sokha, vice president of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, said ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114121/group-aims-to-construct-worlds-longest-wood-boat/

Arts can be cathartic for Khmer Rouge survivors: study

A small-scale research study carried out in Cambodia has indicated that the performing arts can serve as a form of catharsis and have value as potential reparations for survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/arts-can-be-cathartic-khmer-rouge-survivors-study

Ancient statue 50 percent repaired

Repairs on an ancient sandstone statue discovered in Siem Reap province in July are 50 percent complete, according to a report. The Angkor-era statue was found at the Tonle Sgnout temple by a group of Apsara Authority archaeologists working with colleagues from the Singapore-based Institute ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50100580/ancient-statue-50-percent-repaired/

Government proposes $6B budget for 2018

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a national budget for next year that calls for more than $6 billion in spending, the largest increase ever proposed for the Kingdom, with big boosts for education, defence and the arts. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-proposes-6b-budget-2018

Making films about trafficking

Cambodian youngsters are being invited to take part in a video contest on the theme “Asean Against Trafficking – Humans Are Not For Sale”. The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has announced its support for the Asean Youth Video Competition, which aims to raise public awareness ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39067/making-films-about-trafficking/

New instruments, but old venue woes for blind musicians

The Social Affairs Ministry has purchased $150,000 worth of musical instruments and sound equipment for Phnom Penh’s blind musicians in a bid to persuade them to perform in designated spaces, though many worry that restricted venues will limit their income. ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-instruments-but-old-venue-woes-for-blind-musicians-128694/

Government’s ‘late’ UNESCO bid draws social media outcry

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts yesterday announced that they have submitted the Khmer martial art Bokator, as well as Lakhon Khol – the traditional masked dance theatre – to be considered for recognition on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. ...

Rinith Taing
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/governments-late-unesco-bid-draws-social-media-outcry

PM wants more Khmer-style art

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday urged Cambodian artists to include elements of national identity in their work to ensure they are not threatened with intellectual property rights lawsuits from international artists. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36127/pm-wants-more-khmer-style-art/

Fine arts university to relocate

The government will spend at least $12 million to relocate the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and build a cultural center on four hectares of land in Chroy Changvar district, while the old university buildings will be used to expand the National Museum. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36128/fine-arts-university-to-relocate/

Culture groups told of copy limits by ministry

The Culture and Fine Arts Ministry has laid down rules for writers and artistic directors who want to reproduce works of literature, art and music.   ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35327/culture-groups-told-of-copy-limits-by-ministry/

Ambitious arts trial seeks to spark Cambodia’s creativity

A five-year pilot program is being created to integrate arts and culture into public schools throughout the country, and may help Cambodians develop a better understanding of their roots and the creative ability to take on global challenges. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ambitious-arts-trial-seeks-to-spark-cambodias-creativity-123982/

Cebuano musicians play in Cambodia

Twelve students of the Classic Orchestra Music School (COMS) wowed Cambodian royalty, making them forces to be reckoned with in the international music scene. ...

Jenara Regis Newman
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/entertainment/2016/07/24/cebuano-musicians-play-cambodia-487174

Archeological dig starts at Angkor Thom

An archaeological dig at the ancient capital of Angkor Thom started on Monday in search of metal tools from the Kingdom’s Angkorian era. The École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), a French institute dedicated to the study of Asian societies, started the dig in cooperation with the ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27210/archeological-dig-starts-at-angkor-thom/

With new book, quest to recover stolen Battambang statues begins

The Ministry of Culture released a book on Monday of about 68 Khmer sculptures that were stolen from museums in Battambang City during decades of war and conflict, and intends to use the publication in a global search to recover the artifacts. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/with-new-book-quest-to-recover-stolen-bbang-statues-begins-113643/

Meta house founder responds to chut wutty ban

The founding director of Meta House, Nicolaus Mesterharm, responded yesterday after the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts called off tonight’s screening of I am Chut Wutty, which was set to be publicly screened for the first time in the Kingdom. ...

Michael Light and Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23975/meta-house-founder-responds-to-chut-wutty-ban/

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