Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Textile museum breaks ground

Textile museum breaks ground

Siem Reap province
INDIAN President Pratibha Patil and Deputy Prime Minister Kong Sam Ol presided over a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum, which is to be built in Siem Reap with funding from the Indian government.

Construction of the museum, which will be funded by a US$1.5 million grant from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, started in June of this year and is expected to be completed by December 2011.

According to information provided by officials from the Apsara Authority, collections of traditional fabrics and cloths from Mekong-Ganga Cooperation countries – which include Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines – could be exhibited at the museum when it opens.

The Apsara Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with the ICCR in 2004 to construct the museum on about 1 hectare of land in Siem Reap City.

Bun Narith, general director of the Apsara Authority, declined to comment yesterday.

Patil is currently on a six-day visit to the Kingdom.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Q&A with Pung Chhiv Kek, Cambodia’s first female doctor and founder of rights group Licadho

Last year, Pung Chhiv Kek was awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration, for services to peace-building and human rights.

“Electric guitar is possible. Why not chapey then?”

After more than a millennium in existence, Cambodia’s traditional two-stringed chapey has finally gone electric.