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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
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. ...
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. ...
Ministry of Culture to host Gala Night Charity Dinner for Cambodia’s Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will host a Gala Night Charity Dinner next month to raise funds to support the humanitarian activities of Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...