South Korea provides aid to Cambodia to restore artefacts

Source: Phnom Penh Post 20160224

South Korea donates over US$100,000 in resources to help Cambodia in artefact restoration.

Source: Phnom Penh Post 20160224
Source: Phnom Penh Post 20160224

South Korea supplies equipment for artefact restoration
Phnom Penh Post, 24 February 2016

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

The donation to Cambodia’s department of the protection and preservation of antiquities included technological equipment valued at about $100,000, said Thai Norak Sathya, spokesman of Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

The money will go to the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh and the Angkor archaeological park in Siem Reap, he said. Each site received about $50,000 worth of devices to help restore artefacts stored at both locations.

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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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