Applications open for the 2013 German-Cambodian Conservation School

An opportunity for museum professionals in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to get training in museum conservation techniques.

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Phnom Penh
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Phnom Penh

In co-operation with the German Archaeological Institute, the German Apsara Conservation Project and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, the GCCS organizes 6-weeks-courses for two participants per course in restoration and conservation of archaeological objects. During the first 5 weeks, the participants get to know the basics in bronze, iron and ceramic conservation in the lab of the Memot Centre. The leading teacher is Ms Seng Sonetra assisted by Mr Tuy Sophea. Then the participants change to Angkor Vat where the team of Prof. Hans Leisen gives a 1-week introduction in stone conservation techniques.

More details here.

Feature on Vietnamese underwater archaeology

Tuoi Tre News has a three-part feature on underwater archaeology in Vietnam.

Tuoi Tre News 20130616
Tuoi Tre News 20130616

‘Cemetery’ of ancient shipwrecks in Quang Ngai
Tuoi Tre News, 11 June 2013

Drying up the sea to find shipwrecked antiques
Tuoi Tre News, 13 June 2013

Aquatic archaeology in Vietnam inadequate
Tupi Tre News, 16 June 2013
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Uncovering Mahendrapvarta

Over the weekend The Age had a feature on the discoveries of urban sprawl at Phnom Kulen, which predate Angkor by a few hundred years. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Greater Angkor Project in recent years and it’s great to see the news of the excellent LiDAR data being released to the public. Certainly much more news to come from this region! Be sure to click on the first link to watch the video.

La rivière aux mille Linga (Kbal Spean, Phnom Kulen)

The lost city
The Age, 14 June 2013

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle
NPR, 14 June 2013

Lost medieval city found in Cambodia
AFP, via ChannelNews Asia, 15 June 2013
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