Arts

Arts education

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/

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/

Education key to art conservation

Art can represent a nation’s identity, and younger generations have a responsibility to conserve it. But that means education, to help youth appreciate art and culture, says Donna Strahan, head of conservation and research at the Freer-Sackler Gallery. ...

Hong Chenda
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/education-key-to-art-conservation/3097455.html

During Japan’s occupation, artist resisted, died

Seventy years ago Thursday, during what may have been the murkiest period of the French administration in Cambodia, the founder of the National Museum died in an interrogation room at the hands of Japanese authorities. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/during-japans-occupation-french-artist-resisted-died-85793/

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