First Aid training at Angkor park

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via TTR Weekly, 25 July 2017: Angkor Park staff get CPR training

Apsara Authority in a joint effort with a Japanese Volunteer Medical Team launched a one-day First Aid Training session, last week, for 40 tourist officers of the Department of Angkor Tourism Development.
According to the authority, the training introduced officers to the basics and also how to respond if a visitor to the historical park suffered a heart attack.

Source: First Aid training at Angkor park : TTR Weekly

Banteay Chhmar to become archaeological training ground

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Banteay Chhmar. Source: Cambodia Daily 20160321

A deal between the School of Oriental and Asian Studies and Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture will see Banteay Chhmar in northwest Cambodia become a training field for archaeologists and heritage professionals.

Banteay Chhmar. Source: Cambodia Daily 20160321

Banteay Chhmar. Source: Cambodia Daily 20160321

Remote Angkorian Monument Ready for Makeover
Cambodia Daily, 21 March 2016

Banteay Chhmar, protecting Cambodia’s ‘second Angkor’
Nikkei Asain Review, 22 March 2016

Over the centuries, looting, theft and mismanagement have plagued the 12th century Banteay Chhmar temple complex in Banteay Meanchey province. But the sprawling Angkorian monument is about to get a second life as an international training ground for future archaeologists and monument restoration specialists.

After an initial agreement was signed in December, the Ministry of Culture and the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are now hammering out details to set up a field school for post-graduate students—many of them from Southeast Asia—and young Cambodian professionals.

“The overarching aims are to work with established Cambodian experts in the field to train the next generation of heritage managers with the necessary practical and critical skills to lead heritage work in the Southeast Asian region,” Ashley Thompson, head of SOAS’ Center of South East Asian Studies, said in an email interview.

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