An Australian Who Worked to Restore Cambodian Culture Dies at 76

The passing of Darryl Collins is seen as “a great loss” for Cambodia.

The Australian author Darryl Collins spent almost three decades documenting Cambodia’s cultural heritage and working to restore this country’s museums after the many years of war. He died at home in Siem Reap on Wednesday. He was 76.

His latest book “Cambodian Wooden Houses: 1,500 Years of Khmer Heritage” was described as “crucial” by Deputy Prime Minister Chea Sophara “especially [for] younger generations – to ensure they understand, and appreciate the need for preserving their heritage.”

Friends and those who worked with Collins said he would be sadly missed.

In full:

Related Stories

Latest News