Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Make a note of Saturday 7 July if you are in Phnom Penh and are interested in Cambodian heritage. The first scholars conference of archaeology and art history by the Kerdomnel Khmer group will take place at Zaman University in Tuol Kork from 7.30am and it's free for all. The list of speakers is an impressive one. Tess Davis, a prominent voice when it comes to heritage issues like the recent Sotheby's case, is coming from Washington; Chen Chanratana will focus on Koh Ker, So Sokuntheary on Sambor Prei Kuk, and other scholars from as far afield as Australia, France, Singapore, USA and Egypt will also present their specialist topics. With no football to keep me away, I will poke my head through the door to catch some of this.