Tess Davis and her team of fabulous interns have compiled a comprehensive list of laws that might impact heritage in Cambodia as part of Heritage Watch's DHARMA project.
The database was recently handed over to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO in Cambodia.
It is hoped that the database will be used to clarify the situation on historic and prehistoric artefacts in terms of their legal standing. The database could be used by collectors to ensure their ownership is legitimate and help those who are interested in collecting antiquities. It could also be used by law enforcement agencies in efforts to repatriate illegally acquired antiquities.
Former Heritage Watch Board Member and current Advisory Board member (and narrator of our Audio Tour!), Professor Charles Higham awarded the Grahame Clark Medal by the British Academy!
The Otago Daily Times Story is here.
"The work of Heritage Watch in developing innovative programs...to preserve Cambodia's cultural heritage and to foster responsible tourism represent a 21st century approach to... stemming the trade in illegal antiquities"
James Cuno, Director, Center for
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