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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Reorganization and Preservation of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Budget: 50,000$

Valid to 30 October 2010

Assistance through HQ (US FIT)

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is well-known all over the world for its grim exhibi­tions of torture and killings during the brutal Pol Pot regime. Within the framework of cultural activities enhancing the protection of cultural objects, the fight against il­licit trafficking, and the development of museum as a place for access to knowledge, UNESCO Phnom Penh Office with the American financial contribution is supporting the programme of “Capacities for the development of heritage conservation practices and museum policies, particularly in developing countries, strengthened and capacities of national museums as factors of social cohesion strengthened.” In this framework, the UNESCO Phnom Penh Office has assisted the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in repairing the physical infrastructure of the museum. The joint collaboration has successfully:

  1. Repaired two rooms on the first floor of the Building “B” in order to fa­cilitate the conservation of archives activity
  2. Repaired the roof of the administrative building (The Central Building No. 2)
  3. Refitted the parvis by making a new parking behind the Building “A” in the south of the Tuol Sleng Museum
  4. Built a new entrance with metal portal leading to this new parking
  5. Repaired the former reception hall of the central building No.1
  6. Built a new reception hall at the new entrance
  7. Built a new exit behind the Building A and a footpath from this exit to the centre of the Mu­seum 8. Enlarged the garden of the North.
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