Cambodia’s palm leaf manuscripts being lost to neglect and looting

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From the Phnom Penh Post, 7 April 2017

Despite decades of efforts to preserve the Kingdom’s historic manuscripts, the majority have disappeared – lost to neglect, war and now a black market catering to tourists In Russian Market, among the variety of trinkets hawked to tourists as souvenirs, are items whose cultural importance seems to have gone unnoticed by buyers, vendors and indifferent law enforcement.

Source: A ‘crime’ against local history: Cambodia’s lost manuscripts, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh Post

Seminar: Recovering Lost Gems of Myanmar's Past: Collecting, Preserving, and Accessing Old Texts from Palm Leaves and Parabike Manuscripts

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Please find registration information at the ARI website or at the end of this post.

Recovering Lost Gems of Myanmar’s Past: Collecting, Preserving, and Accessing Old Texts from Palm Leaves and Parabike Manuscripts
by Dr Thaw Kaung

Date: 23/10/2008
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: ARI Seminar Room, 469A Tower Block, Level 10, Bukit Timah Road, National University of Singapore @ BTC
Organisers: Dr Maitrii Aung-Thwin & Dr Titima Suthiwan
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