Saturday, April 10, 2021


Breathing Fresh Life into Cambodia’s Art Scene

A conversation with artist Tyta Buth.

Cambodia to get back artefacts lost during Khmer Rouge regime from late British collector...

The antiquities were taken during the Khmer Rouge regime and are being returned by the daughter of controversial art collector Douglas Latchford.

Daughter of art dealer accused of smuggling pledges to return entire Cambodian collection

The daughter of a prominent art and antiquities dealer accused of trafficking cultural artifacts has promised to repatriate more than 100 pieces from her father's private collection to Cambodia following his death.

Cambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things cannot be returned

While we celebrate the repatriation of $50m of ancient Khmer objects, the damage to Cambodian society is permanent.

Controversial art dealer’s daughter will return over 100 antiquities to Cambodia

When art dealer Douglas Latchford was charged with wire fraud, smuggling and conspiracy, US prosecutors not only alleged that he had trafficked stolen Cambodian antiquities -- he had "built a career" on it.

With a Gift of Art, a Daughter Honors, if Not Absolves, Her Father

Douglas Latchford, a scholar of Khmer antiquities who was accused of trafficking in looted artifacts, bequeathed his world-class collection to his daughter. She has returned it to Cambodia.

Street artist FONKi takes us on a journey through Phnom Penh to share Cambodia’s...

'Graffiti is the mirror of the society': FONKi is capturing Cambodia's deep history in his art.

National Museum to publish ‘The return of stolen cultural objects to Cambodia’

UNESCO will continue to support the National Museum of Cambodia to build capacity in terms of conservation and exhibition of the returned cultural objects and pursue the repatriation of the remaining stolen objects to Cambodia.

A Mural Symbolizing Harmony and Peace Is Unveiled at RUFA

The artwork marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Cambodia.

Douglas Latchford’s death reignites unresolved controversy over alleged smuggling of Cambodian antiquities

News of the death of dealer and expert in South East Asian art raises strong reactions and unanswered questions.

The tragic real-life story of the Killing Fields

"Hell on Earth." That's how the Chicago-based Cambodian sculptor Narath Tan described his home region, Pursat, to Bruce Sharp.

Cambodian Artists, Art Groups Are Facing Their Own Virus Crisis

Nov Sreyleak’s daily routine flowed as smoothly as her acrobatic movements. She would study English in the morning, after which she would work part-time at Siem Reap’s Phare Cambodian Circus.

‘He was one of a kind’: Burning Man’s beloved, blue-haired photographer — lost to...

In the middle of the night in April 1975, 5-year-old Kim Hong Pin prepared to leave his home in the Northwestern city of Battambang in Cambodia.

Ravenswood mural memorializes Cambodia’s Killing Fields

Under Pol Pot’s rule during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, more than 25 percent of the southeast Asian country’s population died from starvation and executions.

Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art (video)

Whispered insults, social isolation, and lost opportunities -- Morn Chear is channelling the stigma he has endured since he lost both his hands a decade ago into artwork that highlights the hardships of Cambodia's disabled.

2 historic Khmer statues returned to Cambodia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and Cambodia Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, returned two Khmer statues to Cambodia during a repatriation ceremony at the National Museum of Cambodia April 3.

“What Are You?”: On Mixed-Race Identity and ‘The Buddhist Bug’

Yet, my same racial mutability also poses a threat: “How can you identify a ‘them’ if it can pass for an ‘us’?”

Jim Sanborn’s exhibition ‘Looted?’ explores authenticity and forged antiquity through Cambodian artwork

Jim Sanborn is a sculptor with a keen interest in science, art and forcing people to think. His exhibition “Looted?” is currently on display in the Williams Center for the Arts.

Russell Thomas Uses Art to Build into People’s Lives

Art takes many forms and enriches lives around the world.

Ancient Cambodian ceramics part of World Anthropology Day celebration

Under an agreement with the Cambodian government, dozens of ancient ceramic pieces were brought from Cambodia to Hawaiʻi with the understanding that they will be repatriated.


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