Christophe Pottier, the director of EFEO at Siem Reap will leave the school for the University of Sydney, where he will be continuing his work as co-director of the Greater Angkor Project.
Farewell to an Angkor institutionn
Phnom Penh Post, 08 January 2010
NGKOR archaeological mainstay Christophe Pottier will leave the Ecole Francais dâ€™Extreme Orient (EFEO) on January 15 after serving as the Asian studies schoolâ€™s director since 1999. Pottier was involved in opening the centre in Siem Reap in 1992.
The Frenchman will head to Australia to spend a year or two doing research at the University of Sydneyâ€™s Cambodia research cluster.
He will remain co-director of the Greater Angkor Project, a joint effort between the EFEO, the University of Sydney and the Apsara Authority.
“I’ll still be in Angkor quite often and be very involved with Angkor studies,” Pottier said.