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Heritage Speaks No.3 – Preserving an Icon: International Cooperation and Conservation Excellence at Angkor, Cambodia


Angkor Archaeological Park (c) Vicky T

Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, US 10075

May 21, 2024 | 6:00pm


Join Villa Albertine and World Monuments Fund for a discussion delving into the extensive efforts to preserve the iconic UNESCO World Heritage site, the Angkor Archaeological Park. 

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.

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World Monuments Fund (WMF)

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understanding across cultures and communities. The organization is headquartered in New York City with offices and affiliates in Cambodia, France, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Since 1965, our global team of experts has preserved the world’s diverse cultural heritage using the highest international standards at more than 700 sites in 112 countries. Partnering with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF draws on heritage to address some of today’s most pressing challenges: climate adaptation, inclusive heritage, balanced tourism, and post-crisis recovery. With a commitment to the people who bring places to life, WMF embraces the potential of the past to create a more resilient and inclusive society.

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Albertine Foundation

Previously known as FACE Foundation, Albertine Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In close partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and its arts institution Villa Albertine, Albertine Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries thanks to corporate, foundation, and individual support.

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