Cambodia’s Manuscripts

Safeguarding and Showcasing a Written Heritage
M. Leng Kok An

Threatened with extinction in the early 1990s, the Cambodian corpus of manuscripts engraved on latania leaves has been the focus of a meticulous safeguarding and restoration operation directed by the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) for the past 20 years. Thousands of manuscripts have thus been preserved throughout the Kingdom before recently being digitized and put on line with assistance from the government of Singapore and UNESCO. Mr. Leng Kok An, an associate of Professor Olivier de Bernon within the EFEO’s Fonds pour l’Edition des Manuscrits du Cambodge (Fund for Manuscript Publication in Cambodia), will introduce this daunting memory conservation project.

With the Support of the Singapore fund in trust with UNESCO

When: Wednesday, March, 30 – 6.30pm
Where: Cambodian-French Cultural Center, cinema
Presentation in Khmer
with simultaneous translation in French and English

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