Graduation Ceremony

“Handover of the certificates. From left: H.E. Dr. Sum Map, H.E. Joachim Marschall von Bieberstein, H.E. DPM Dr. Sok An, Ms. Tean Saroth (SCU), Thomas Bernecker”
Regardless of the official completion of the training, the students still keep on learning as they get special further training in the laboratory, with special scientific devices and new materials. So SCU can ensure that the work they carry out in various conservation projects in Angkor meet all the international standards.

11 January 2016

Siem Reap, Cambodia- The achievements of the young conservators of APSARA Stone Conservation Unit were acknowledged during a graduation ceremony at an internationals conference in Siem Reap.

ICC, the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor, is an international forum where experts in various fields can exchange their experiences and views for the preservation and development of the cultural heritage of Angkor. This 2-day- conference is held twice a year by APSARA Authority under the patronage of UNESCO.

“The conservators of Stone Conservation Unit with their Certificates”During the 22nd Plenary Session of this conference on 3.12.2015, the Chairman of APSARA Authority H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Sok An, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Joachim Marschall von Bieberstein, Director General of APSARA H.E. Dr. Sum Map and Thomas Bernecker from GIZ Cambodia were handing over the Certificates of Completion to the young conservators of APSARA Stone Conservation Unit. They went through a vocational training in stone conservation for two years.

The whole training course is under the patronage of ICCROM. ICCROM is the only institution of its kind with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of all types of cultural heritage. It contributes to conservation training by organizing and supporting professional training activities. With the acknowledgement of ICCROM, the Certificates of Completion of the young stone conservators are a valuable asset to their professional careers.

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