Great news! Important Khmer statues were returned to Cambodia during the opening of the UNESCO World Heritage meeting in Phnom Penh. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said: “We are all encouraged by the historic voluntary restitution of two important Khmer Pandava statues by the Metropolitan Museum of New York to the people of Cambodia. This restitution is an expression of strong ethical and moral behaviour that provides an example of good practice to other museums and collectors...” Read more.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will consider the inscription of 32 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List from 16th to 27th June in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia). Find out more.