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George Groslier. Source: Khmer Times 20190621
George Groslier. Source: Khmer Times 20190621

via Khmer Times, 21 June 2019: Interview with Kent Davis, biographer of George Groslier.

This week, exactly seventy four years ago, George Groslier, the founder of the National Museum and École des arts Cambodgiens, which would become the Royal University of Fine Arts, died in an interrogation room at the hands of Japanese authorities in Cambodia. It was a great loss for the country, for this French scholar and writer, also the first French to be born in the Kingdom, had devoted his entire life to promoting Khmer traditional art and culture, as well as introduce Cambodia to the world. In memory of the “Cambodia Scholar”, Taing Rinith talks to his biographer Kent Davis, who has also published some of his books in English for the first time, about Groslier’s life and work.

Source: In Memory of a “Cambodia” Scholar – Khmer Times

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