APSARA Authority and Cornell University continue improving relation on cultural arts and archeology in order to make students find out Khmer culture and civilization
A bout 9 Students in the field of Arts and Archeology of Cornell University of USA made a study tour at the Angkor resort and Capital of Phnom Penh with the views to find out Khmer culture and civilization, silk handicrafts, history, Khmer architectural buildings. The study tour has been token 2 weeks, ranging from 03 to 18 January 2019 to the main locations; for instance, temples within Angkor Resort, Silk made – Farm in Pouk district, CKS, Sambor Preykok temple, Royal Palace, National Museums, Royal University of Fine Arts, Silk- produced Place at Koh Dach, Toul Tam Pong Market, etc. In order for students find out clearly about cultures, customs, Khmer histories, Angkor resort management, silk made handicraft, souvenir shops, as well as direct implementation on painting sculpture, carving sculpture and performing Khmer dance. Mr. Dr. E Darith, Deputy Director of International Center for Researching and Storing Angkor Documents said that the visit is the continue of teaching students to direct practice at the sites, after he taught them on the theory for a semester in relation to subjects of Water, Arts, Politic in the South of Asia, Khmer Civilization, and Global Civilization, Khmer History, Khmer Pottery Industries, Angkor Heritage Management of APSARA Authority making them get strongly interested, and wanting to directly study. He hopes that all students would be able to know Khmer histories in all generations, functions of Khmer ancient temples, Angkor heritage management, national authority of Preah Vihea, national authority of Sam bor Prey Kok, and know Khmer sculptures, Khmer ancient arts styles, Khmer dance and Khmer silk handicraft. Mrs. Pan Hanna, Professor of Khmer literature of Cornell University, expressed the students on Arts and Archeology of Cornell University will get more interested in Cambodian arts and archeology, and this is the fifth that Cornell University led students to make a study tour in Cambodia to find out directly about histories of arts, culture, silk weaving, stone sculptures, dance, and Khmer temples, especially water using, and managing water in Angkor area. Mrs. Professor, Kaja Mc Gowan, students leader, said that this study tour is a major experience in life of the 9 students on arts and archeology coming to study directly about Khmer civilization, because in Cambodia enjoys many ancient sites, interesting cultures and customs, both on theory study and direct practice. Mrs., Professor thanked APSARA Authority for greater cooperating with Cornell University, especially allowing Mr. Dr. E Darith to share work experience in terms of Archeology, Khmer history, Khmer cultures and customs, worl civilization, politic in Southeast Asia, water management, and Angkor resort management with students of Cornell University getting clearly understanding and coming to directly study at Angkor and Capital of Phnom Penh.