Preserving an Icon: International Cooperation and Conservation Excellence at Angkor, Cambodia

May 21
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Villa Albertine Headquarters 972 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10075
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Join World Monuments Fund and Villa Albertine for a discussion delving into the extensive efforts to preserve Angkor Archaeological Park, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage site.

The third installment in the Heritage Speaks series will spotlight Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park and the cutting-edge efforts undertaken to preserve and restore the historic landmark.

Art historians, curators, and archaeologists will illuminate issues the site faces, including natural erosion and looting, and the challenges in creating a balanced tourism system. Since 1989, WMF has been involved at the site, partnering with the Cambodian government to help build local technical capacity to aid restoration efforts throughout the park.  

Over the years, teams from across the globe have worked tirelessly to safeguard this architectural and historical treasure, while educational initiatives and cultural programs aim to provide visitors with a comprehensive understanding of its history and cultural significance. As the challenge of preserving this cultural site persists, this conversation aims to renew awareness of the importance of these efforts to ensure that the legacy of Khmer civilization can be preserved for future generations.

RSVP by May 18 to reserve your spot!