Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

Cambodia suggests neighbours to jointly register martial arts on UNESCO’s intangible heritage

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has recommended the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to work with its neingbouring counterparts for a joint registration of their martial arts on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501248879/cambodia-suggests-neighbours-to-jointly-register-martial-arts-on-unescos-intangible-heritage/

ANA, Canadian team excavating temple’s platform east of Bayon

The Angkor Vihara Project of Canada’s University of Toronto is excavating an old temple in the Angkor Thom complex, some 200m east of the 12th-century Bayon, in collaboration with APSARA National Authority (ANA), according to the latter. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-canadian-team-excavating-temples-platform-east-bayon

Culture minister calls to protect artifacts and heritage buildings

Minister of Culture and Fine arts Phoeurng Sackona called on authorities from three key ministries to join forces to help protect antiquities and heritage buildings from vandalism and demolition. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501229148/culture-minister-calls-to-protect-artifacts-and-heritage-buildings/

Kampong Chhnang plans to hold traditional kite flying festival

The Department of Culture and Fine Arts of Kampong Chhnang province is making 100 kites to dedicate to the wind god at a traditional event that Cambodians hold on December 8. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501177575/kampong-chhnang-plans-to-hold-traditional-kite-flying-festival/

ANA fells 100 trees too close to ancient sites

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) will fell and remove more than 100 trees from three important temple sites and some other areas in Prasat Bakong district and Siem Reap town, as they have a high risk of damaging temple grounds and important sites in the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-fells-100-trees-too-close-ancient-sites

Ministry: Flag should not be used as part of clothing items

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts considers the use of the Cambodian flag as a fabric to design clothes a denigration of the core values of the “Nation, Religion, King” motto that represents the Khmer people. The ministry asked that manufacturers of such clothing ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-flag-should-not-be-used-part-clothing-items

Cambodia, UNESCO promote conservation of cultural heritage site

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO have produced a short video to shed light on the richness of the site of Koh Ker in the northern province of Preah Vihear, on the occasion of the National Culture Day in Cambodia on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501035659/cambodia-unesco-promote-conservation-of-cultural-heritage-site/

Three more cultural heritages nominated for UN listing

Cambodia will nominate Koh Ker temple, Nom Banhchok rice noodles and Khmer martial art “Bokator” for inscription into the UNESCO world heritage list and the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity list. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501022249/three-more-cultural-heritages-nominated-for-un-listing/

S Treng eyes sticky rice cake status

The Stung Treng provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts is looking into the possibility of registering Nom ansorm chrouk – sticky rice cakes filled with pork and wrapped in banana leaves – and several other dishes as food originating from the province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-treng-eyes-sticky-rice-cake-status

Parts of deity statue unearthed at Angkor Thom, reassembled

Archaeologists from the Apsara National Authority (ANA), a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park, have unearthed the partial head and shoulders of a statue of a deity near Angkor Thom’s Ta Kav gate in Siem Reap province, and have reassembled the sculpture for ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/parts-deity-statue-unearthed-angkor-thom-reassembled

Over 900 ancient sites spotted across B Meanchey since 2019

At least 911 ancient historical sites have been discovered across Banteay Meanchey province since 2019, including ancient temples, graveyards, man-made ponds and roads, according to the provincial department of culture and fine arts. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-900-ancient-sites-spotted-across-b-meanchey-2019

Ministry issues instructions for safe Pchum Ben, Kathen

The Ministry of Cults and Religions has issued instructions for the upcoming Pchum Ben and Kathen festivals that adhere to pandemic health measures in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-instructions-safe-pchum-ben-kathen

Registration of Koh Ker Temple as UN heritage site expected by July

The Ministry of Culture is waiting for UNESCO to visit Koh Ker Temple to complete the registration to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50925428/registration-of-koh-ker-temple-as-un-heritage-site-expected-by-july/

S-21 marks UNESCO listing

July 31 marked the 12th anniversary of the listing of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archive in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme. This year, it was observed virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/s-21-marks-unesco-listing

Government creates committee to find Kingdom’s unique talents

The government has established a Living Inheritance Committee (LIM) to look for gifted individuals or groups with extraordinary talent. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/government-creates-committee-find-kingdoms-unique-talents

Ministry lists heritage preservation efforts

More than 6,000 archaeological and cultural heritage sites have been registered across the Kingdom, among other achievements, according to the Culture and Fine Arts Ministry. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710421/ministry-lists-heritage-preservation-efforts/

Grant to save S-21 victims’ clothes

US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy and Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona on Thursday signed an agreement granting $75,000 in funds to preserve textiles belonging to the victims who perished at S-21, the notorious genocide prison from the Khmer Rouge era. The ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/grant-save-s-21-victims-clothes

Mondulkiri community objects to land demarcation

Representatives of the indigenous community in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday submitted three petitions to voice their objection against the planting of stone markers around the Doh Kramom mountain area by provincial officials last week. However, provincial officials said the case is still under review. A ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-community-objects-land-demarcation

Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’

A historian has raised fears that the drought currently gripping Cambodia could affect the foundations of the Kingdom’s globally renowned Angkor Wat, while the temple complex’s Apsara Authority management has said that, while it was prepared, it was not expecting such a problem. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-wat-moat-drying-could-affect-foundations

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