New Conservation Project!
His Excellency (H.E.) Him Chhem, of the Ministry of Culture & Fine Arts (MCFA) christened the opening of a feasibility study for a new conservation project along the west gallery of Banteay Chhmar Temple. The goal is to determine if there are still two remaining Avalokiteshvara bas-reliefs (as thought) under the collapsed gallery area and evaluate whether a conservation project is possible. This project will continue through February 2013 and is being managed by Kim Sothin of MCFA. Funding is being provided by Friends of Khmer Culture.
The same day of the christening (August 28), His Excellency also visited the ongoing Banteay Chhmar conservation project being implemented by Global Heritage Fund (GHF). He offered his support and congratulations to the Khmer team who have been working so hard on this project over the past few years.
Our visitors continue to show interest and support in our CBT community library project. We continue to receive generous donations of both books and cash to help improve our library and provide for more learning opportunities. As always, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all our visitors for their support. Some of our students were even treated to a violin performance this month!