Heritage Watch Director wins conservation award

Congratulations to Dr. Dougald O’Reilly for being recognised by the Archaeological Institute of America in his work in Conservation and Heritage Management! Dr O’Reilly is the founder and director of Heritage Watch, which has done many good things to help preserve the cultural heritage of Cambodia in particular.

Heritage award for Cambodia specialist
University of Sydney, 30 January 2009

An organisation founded by the University of Sydney’s Dr Dougald O’Reilly to protect Cambodia’s cultural heritage has won one of the archaeological world’s most prestigious awards.

Dr Dougald O’Reilly accepted the The Archaeological Institute of America’s Conservation and Heritage Management Award in Boston earlier this month for his work with Heritage Watch, an organisation he founded in 2003.

Dr O’Reilly said he established Heritage Watch “as a result of the increase in the destruction of Cambodia’s cultural heritage. The organisation has implemented a whole range of projects to end the illicit excavation and trafficking of antiquities.”

The organisation’s focus is Angkor, the World Heritage Site in Cambodia and location of the iconic temple Angkor Wat.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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