Government to Build New $12M Building for Fine Arts University

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The Royal University of Fine Arts trains Cambodia’s archaeologists and will be relocated from its campus next to the National Museum to a site just outside of Phnom Penh. Funding, however, is not confirmed.

Almost two years after the government announced the relocation of the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) from central Phnom Penh to the city outskirts, Prime Minister Hun Sen finally announced […]

Source: Government to Build New $12M Building for Fine Arts University – The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian-Laos programme in humanities research

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Source: The Cambodia Daily 20140825

Project Manusastra capacity building aim to develop local humanities research sounds like an excellent initiative, but it makes me wonder if training programmes like these teach Southeast Asians to think like westerners rather than to develop a local theory of our own. Does anybody have any experiences in the differences between ‘western’ archaeological theory and how different Southeast Asian groups think about archaeology?

Source: The Cambodia Daily 20140825

Source: The Cambodia Daily 20140825

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Public Lecture: The Site of Koh Ker and the reign of Jayavarman IV

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There will be a public lecture on the Angkoran site of Koh Ker by Dr Chen Chanratana at the Royal University of Fine Arts in February. (via the CANCAMBODIA group)

The Site of Koh Ker and the reign of Jayavarman IV: History, Art and Archaeology
Location: Faculty of Archaeology, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (North of the Royal Palace)
Date: 04 Feb 2012
Time: 2.30pm