Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

Hope grows for three cities to be inducted into UNESCO list

Via the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the Ministry of Tourism, the government is progressing with a set of relevant documents as a proposal to UNESCO to induct Battambang city, Kampot city and Kratie city on to the United Nations arm’s World Heritage ...

Siv Meng

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

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

Plans underway for clearer guidelines governing landmarks and heritage buildings

As many tall buildings continue to pop up in Cambodia’s 500-year-old capital, ministries are continuing to place importance on preserving the cultural heritage of important historical sites and landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and monuments to pagodas and colonial buildings. ...

Moeun Nhean

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

'I am Chut Wutty' film ban applies to all public shows

After plans to screen a documentary about slain environmental activist Chut Wutty at Phnom Penh’s Meta House were canceled at the behest of the Ministry of Culture last week, a ministry official said over the weekend that the film could not be publicly screened anywhere ...

Hannah Hawkins and Taylor O'Connell

Culture ministry bans film on forest activist Chut Wutty

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has banned a screening of a documentary film about murdered environmentalist Chut Wutty and threatened “strong action” against the venue if films continue to be shown without first being cleared by the government.   ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Mech Dara

South Korea supplies equipment for artefact restoration

Cambodia on Monday received $124,000 worth of resources from South Korea to speed up the process of restoring ancient artefacts.   ...

Post Staff

‘Gaps’ in protection of cultural sites discussed

Officials from the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts expressed grave concerns yesterday over damage caused to remote heritage and conservation sites at their annual review meeting in Phnom Penh. ...

Pech Sotheary

Koh Pich hosts annual kite flying competition

Hundreds of handmade kites fluttered above Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich island on Thursday morning as 49 competitors converged for the 19th annual Khmer Kite Flying Festival. ...

Buth Kimsay and Olivia Harlow

Plan to expand museum short on details

The National Museum will undergo a massive expansion, but this will not include removing the Royal University of Fine Arts which sits behind it, officials at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts told a public forum yesterday. ...

Chea Takihiro and Srey Kumneth

‘Gender equality starts at home’

The push for gender equality must start within families and parents should encourage their daughters to speak their minds, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeung Sackona said. ...

Va Sonyka

Gov’t to tackle pirated art

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts said it will take tougher measures against pirated art in Cambodia, claiming that the practice is undermining artistic expression in the Kingdom. ...

Chea Takihiro

Museum puts spotlight on women

The National Museum in Phnom Penh has launched a new exhibition called “Photovoice of Cambodian Women in the Past, at Present, and in the Future.” ...

Nou Sotheavy

Chinese corners opened in Cambodia to boost language learning

The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia on Tuesday launched Chinese Corners at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the Royal University of Fine Arts. ... News Staff

Chinese puppetry show launched in Cambodia

An eight-member troupe of China’s Fujian puppetry practitioners performed the show here on Wednesday. Held at the Chinese Cultural Mansion in Cambodia, the show drew dozens of viewers, including Cambodian Culture and Fine Arts Secretary of State Samraing Kamsan, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo and ... News Staff

NA commission calls ministers over Bokor

The National Assembly’s Seventh Commission, which oversees tourism and culture, summoned four government ministers to answer questions yesterday regarding the development and future of Kampot province’s Bokor Mountain. ...

Taing Vida

Gov’t to discuss Bokor mountain management

Two government ministers will meet with a National Assembly commission on Monday to discuss a tourism management plan for Bo­kor Mountain, according to CNRP lawmaker Yem Ponhea­rith, who last month visited the mountain to inspect burial sites popular with Vietnamese tourists. ...

Khuon Narim

Government planning massive memorial to Hun Sen’s legacy

Prime Minister Hun Sen has formed a 20-person committee to plan a sprawling memorial in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district to ensure that his legacy is preserved for generations to come, according to a government order and officials on the committee. ...

Kuch Naren

CNRP visits vietnamese prayer sites in Kampot

Bokor Mountain, Kampot province – Spurred on by social media rumors that Vietnamese tourists are flocking to this colonial-era retreat for elaborate, hidden ceremonies at the graves of their ancestors, CNRP lawmaker Yem Ponhearith on Thursday led about 50 officials here on a fact-finding trek. ...

Khuon Narim and Alex Willemyns

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