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A million little pieces……

There was such a positive reaction to my short little post earlier on reconstructing a pot that I decided to go back and write a more complete article to submit to TouchStone magazine.  I interviewed Sokha Tep who is one of the ceramics conservators at the Ceramics Conservation Lab (which just moved into their new space at the National Museum earlier this month).  I’ve posted the article, plus some more photos after the jump.

Above: Members of the Ceramics Conservation Lab working on reconstructing pots at the EFEO office in Siem Reap.

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Phnom Kulen Redux

I’ve already blogged about my trip to Phnom Kulen back in March but I recently wrote another article about it for TouchStone and wanted to post the text here. It includes more details from the project director JB about the Phnom Kulen Archaeological Project.

In other news readers in Cambodia can check out my “Insider’s Guide to the Royal Palace” in the most current issue of TouchStone magazine, available at bars and restaurants around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. There are lot of other interesting articles in the issue including some about ancient Angkorian rice fields, and contemporary artists in Cambodia, definitely worth checking out!

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There are over 4000 archaeological sites in Cambodia…

And this man visited almost all of them. Here’s the latest article I wrote and submitted to TouchStone for publication in an upcoming issue: an interview with Chetra Chan. I met Chetra through a mutual archaeologist friend and am very impressed with all his archaeological experience so far. I’m glad to say he’ll be getting some more advanced GIS training in the US which I think will lead to some very exciting research in the future.

*The photos I’ve posted below were taken By Chetra and submitted to TouchStone for publication with the article.

Above: Chetra at Peung Komnou, Svay Leu district, Siem Reap.

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More on the Bassac Theater

I just handed in an article on Vann Molyvann’s Bassac Theater to TouchStone and am posting the text here of my first draft for those who are interested. The articles for TouchStone are short and I am already over the word limit, although I could’ve written several more pages. [Note to self- do that and post here] It’s difficult to write about architecture without photos and unfortunately the building was torn down before I could properly see it. So instead I will link to other websites with photos of the Bassac Theater.

This lovely photo of the inside of the late Bassac Theater is by John McDermott. Many more photos from the Bassac Theater and squatters community can be found at the Cambodian Living Arts website here.

An aside: while writing the article I couldn’t help but think of the brilliant This American Life short on Richard Nickel and Louis Sullivan’s lost buildings in Chicago. It’s worth checking out for those who have not seen it.

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