Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum

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Exhibition "Our Common Heritage"

Design by Pascal Khom Prom/UNESCO

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 5 December 2012 - 31 July 2013.

This exhibition at the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum was the first to be inaugurated among the project participating 9 regional site-related museums, in timing with the high-level meeting of the International Coordinating Commitee for the Safeguarding of Angkor (ICC). 

One of nine sub-regional exhibitions that are realized under the UNESCO/Japanese funds-in-trust Project “Revitalising World Heritage Site related Museums in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam”, this exhibition is the result of intense cooperation and development by the project participants following the first and second workshops. 

The panels developed by the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum centres around the theme of the historical context and discovery of the “274 Buddhist statues from Banteay Kdei in Angkor”. They follow the common themes developed by UNESCO and experts on “Natural World” and “Trade and Exchange”. 

Educational Programme “Mudra/Gestures”

Launched on 26 January 2013. 

Taking the theme from the exhibition theme of “274 Buddhist statues from Banteay Kdei in Angkor”, the educational programme of PNSAM is aimed at several primary schools within 30km from the Museum, to increase the children’s knowledge of the history of Buddhism in Cambodia, mainly through the interpretation of the Buddhist statues from Banteay Kdei temple in the site of Angkor.

By analysing diverse gestures visible on the ancient Buddhist iconography through in situ site visits and collection study at the Museum, the museum staff explains the meaning of the gestures, the stories of Buddha and associated divinities, in addition to the history of discovery of the decapitated Buddhist statues at Banteay Kdei. 


Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum

Phum Boeung Don Pa, Khum Sla Kram, Sruk Siem Reap, Khet Siem Reap


Tel: (855) 63 390 081


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