via The Nation, 06 May 2018:
The Fine Arts Department will spend Bt30 million on improving the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal. Sacred and rare rituals will be carried out at the facility on Monday to mark the start of conservation efforts.
Source: Historic elephant palace in Ayutthaya to get Bt30 million makeover – The Nation
via Frontier Myanmar, 29 April 2018:
As UNESCO prepares to decide on the ancient site’s status as a World Heritage destination, conservation efforts would benefit from a unified approach that includes the myriad actors involved.
Source: A unified approach in repairing Bagan
via Khmer Times, 23 March 2018:
Portions of the Preah Vihear Temple will likely be restored using aid from China, India, Russia, and Belgium.
Source: Preah Vihear Temple to be restored – Khmer Times
via Ideastream.org, 01 March 2018: There is a video attached to the article – click on the link to see.
A 1,400-year-old statue of the Hindu god Krishna is getting a 21st century facelift at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He was assembled from broken pieces four decades ago, but, it turns out they didn’t quite get it right.
Source: Reconstructing Krishna at the Cleveland Museum of Art
via Xinhua, 21 Feb 2018:
Myanmar and Germany have agreed to jointly conserve the cultural heritage of Bagan in northern Mandalay region, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Tuesday, Germany will provide technical aid to conduct a project of conserving the Nanpaya Temple, one of the 389 pagodas destroyed following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24 in 2016.
A training program for maintaining and preserving murals in the Narathihapate Pagoda will also be carried out, the MoU said.
Source: Myanmar, Germany to jointly conserve cultural heritage | Xinhua
via Myanmar Times, 16 Feb 2018
A team of US experts could assist with the preservation of ancient pagodas and buildings in Bagan noted for their murals, U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday.
Source: US team offers to help with Bagan murals
via Jakarta Post, 20 January 2018: Some disagreement over a plan to reinstall the chattra or symbolic umbrella on top of Borobudur.
The University of Indonesia’s (UI) archaeology professor, Agus Aris Munandar, said there needed to be a thorough study prior to restoring the chattra (an umbrella-shaped form symbol usually placed atop religious symbols in Buddhism and Hinduism) on the top of the main Yasthi stupa at Borobudur temple.
Source: UI archaeology professor weighs in on Borobudur’s ‘chattra’ restoration
via Yonhap, 17 January 2018: Korean team to help restore the Terrace of Elephants in Angkor Thom
A South Korean non-profit organization will help Cambodia fix an ancient terrace inside a UNESCO heritage site, the group said Wednesday.
Source: Korean NGO to restore UNESCO heritage site in Cambodia
via Bangkok Post, 24 November 2017:
CHACHOENGSAO: A local fine arts agency defended the restoration of an ancient city wall built in the reign of King Rama III in Muang district, saying the maintenance costing more than 9 million baht was conducted with materials similar to those used in the bygone era.
Source: Fine arts unit reproached for ancient wall restoration