via Phnom Penh Post, 17 November 2023: Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced a significant collaboration with France on three major cultural projects. These include expanding the National Museum of Cambodia, restoring bronze Vishnu sculptures, and further conserving the Angkor Archaeological Park and Sambor Prei Kuk Temple. This partnership is underpinned by a long-standing relationship between the two countries, with France playing a critical role in Cambodia’s cultural and human resources development, particularly in education and health sectors.
Following a successful meeting between King Norodom Sihamoni and French President Emmanuel Macron, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced it will collaborate with France on three major cultural projects.
The King granted an audience to the French president in Paris on November 13, during an official visit to France.
The three projects include the expansion of the National Museum of Cambodia (NMC) and the restoration of several bronze Vishnu sculptures, as well as the continued conservation and development of the Angkor Archaeological Park and Sambor Prei Kuk Temple.
The expansion of the museum will be made possible through collaboration between ministry officials and the Guimet Museum of France.