Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

PM urges the strengthening of intellectual property rights

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, including relevant institutions, to strengthen work related to intellectual property, copyright, and related rights to prevent plagiarism and to amend the relevant legal framework in line with the development of technology. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501453587/pm-urges-the-strengthening-of-intellectual-property-rights/

Proud to be Khmer: King and PM push for youths to appreciate cultural heritage

Amid waning interest in Khmer culture among the younger generations, the King and the Prime Minister have urged parents and relevant authorities to promote activities which will encourage them to take pride in their heritage. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501448561/proud-to-be-khmer-king-and-pm-push-for-youths-to-appreciate-cultural-heritage/

Silk Road Art event held to mark 65 years of Cambodia-China ties

As part of the celebrations to mark 65 years of China-Cambodian diplomatic ties, the Embassy of China hosted Silk Road Art Performance at Cambodian Secondary School of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh on Friday. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501401267/silk-road-art-event-held-to-mark-65-years-of-cambodia-china-ties/

ICC Angkor looks forward to challenges, future growth

The Fourth Intergovernmental Conference on Angkor at UNESCO in Paris has concluded, with King Norodom Sihamoni suggesting that UNESCO send technicians to help Cambodia with human resource training to combating the illegal trade in artefacts, and preparations for the future registration of the Kingdom’s tangible ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/icc-angkor-looks-forward-to-challenges-future-growth

ICC Angkor-Sambo Prei Kuk Conference focuses on local community conservation and development

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced that one of the outcomes of the Fourth Intergovernmental Conference on Angkor and Sambor Prei Kuk is to focus on conservation, development and strategic planning for local communities around the Angkor Archaeological Park to support economic ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394825/icc-angkor-sambo-prei-kuk-conference-focuses-on-local-community-conservation-and-development/

China-Cambodia film tour lights up Cambodia

“The China-Cambodia film tour has not only enriched the cultural life of the local people in Cambodia but has also served as a platform to present the history, culture, and contemporary development of both China and Cambodia to grassroots audiences,” said Hu Jinjun, vice president ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394868/china-cambodia-film-tour-lights-up-cambodia/

UNESCO and Cambodia foster regional dialogue on Emergency Preparedness and Underwater Cultural Heritage protection

UNESCO and the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts organized a Workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Underwater Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia from 25-28 October 2023 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the support of the UNESCO Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) and the UNESCO Secretariat ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501391869/unesco-and-cambodia-foster-regional-dialogue-on-emergency-preparedness-and-underwater-cultural-heritage-protection/

Cambodia Culture Week in Vietnam to open from December 2-7

The Cambodia Culture Week in Vietnam 2023 will take place from December 2-7 in the two Mekong Delta provinces of Soc Trang and Dong Thap, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on November 3. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501387064/cambodia-culture-week-in-vietnam-to-open-from-december-2-7/

No new resettlement at Angkor park

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Say Samal instructed the relevant parties to protect former village land in the Angkor archaeological park. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501375698/no-new-resettlement-at-angkor-park/

Prayer ceremony scheduled at Koh Ker site to mark UNESCO addition

A national prayer ceremony is set to take place at the Koh Ker temple complex to mark the recent inscription of the archaeological site in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, according to the National Authority for Preah Vihear (NAPV). ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prayer-ceremony-scheduled-koh-ker-site-mark-unesco-addition

Cambodia seeks UNESCO listings for Khmer Krama, S-21

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will also request that the Khmer Krama and Tuol Sleng Prison (S-21) also be listed with UNESCO following the successful entry of Koh Ker temple on Sunday. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501364412/cambodia-seeks-unesco-listings-for-khmer-krama-s-21/

Koh Ker events a celebration of national prestige

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is set to host a major celebration on the evening of September 20 to mark the addition of Koh Ker archaeological site to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on September 17. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-ker-events-celebration-national-prestige

Heritage site revamp aims to boost tourism

Historian and travel industry experts believe the redevelopment of the Luong Preah Sdach Korn Heritage Site in Ponhea Kraek district into a cultural and historical resort will enhance tourism and sustainability in Tbong Khmum province. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/heritage-site-revamp-aims-boost-tourism

Ministry issue legal alert over deceptive online artefact ads

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has issued a warning of legal action against traders and online sellers who use photos of Cambodian artefacts on social media to promote the sale of art objects. The use of photographs of ancient artefacts which have been ...

Chea Sokny
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issue-legal-alert-over-deceptive-online-artefact-ads

MCFA seeks return of artefacts from Thailand and China

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (MCFA) is requesting that precious artefacts of Khmer origin be returned from Thailand and China. The culture ministry is making every effort to rediscover and preserve Cambodian artefacts that disappeared during the civil war period. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501354452/mcfa-seeks-return-of-artefacts-from-thailand-and-china/

Cambodia, EU to continue strengthening cultural collaboration

Cambodia and the European Union (EU) welcomed all new initiatives aiming to further strengthen their collaboration on cultural sector, especially on the exchange of information and cultural promotion. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352276/cambodia-eu-to-continue-strengthening-cultural-collaboration/

Cambodia, US sign cultural property cooperation agreement

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the US Embassy in Phnom Penh Wednesday signed a US-Cambodia Cultural Property Agreement extending for another five years the US ‘long-standing commitment to preserving and restoring Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352269/cambodia-us-sign-cultural-property-cooperation-agreement/

Samal urges SR authorities to expedite land title issuance

Say Samal, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, has urged provincial authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles to people who have volunteered to move out of Angkor Archaeological Park Area in Siem Reap province. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501349803/samal-urges-sr-authorities-to-expedite-land-title-issuance/

US ambassador commits to ties with Cambodia

The United States is scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts later this month in an effort to protect and restore Khmer culture, a move said to help the tourism sector’s rebound after being hit hard ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/us-ambassador-commits-to-ties-with-cambodia

Cambodia identifies nearly 30 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites

The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts have identified 27 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites out of 73 natural protected areas in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501345049/cambodia-identifies-nearly-30-natural-protected-areas-with-cultural-heritage-sites/

Ministry of Culture participates in the ASEAN-Korea Music Festival Committee Meeting

Kong Sothearith, Deputy Director General of the ASEAN Department of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and So Sranos, Music Teacher of the Royal University of Fine Arts and Member of the National Representative Committee, attended the 2023 ASEAN-Korea Music Festival Committee Meeting from ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1337461/ministry-of-culture-participates-in-the-asean-korea-music-festival-committee-meeting/

Cambodian-Chinese Cultural Industry inks pact to promote Khmer Culture

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cambodia-China Cultural and Tourism Industry Promotion Association to promote Cambodian arts and culture. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501323747/cambodian-chinese-cultural-industry-inks-pact-to-promote-khmer-culture/

Koh Ker Temple set to be listed as World Heritage Site

Koh Ker Temple, a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 120 km away from Siem Reap and an ancient capital of the Khmer Empire is set to be listed as a World Heritage Site. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501321430/koh-ker-temple-set-to-be-listed-as-world-heritage-site/

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