“Cambodian royal dances, the admirable artistic tradition and all the indigenous past they represent are seriously threatened due to the very evolution of Cambodia and Western progress.” These prophetic words could have been written at any time, but they were actually penned in 1928 by George Groslier, founder and director of the National Museum in Phnom Penh. See dozens of these rare photos, recently revealed by the National Museum of Cambodia.
Cambodian Princess Buppha Devi, royal embodiment of the royal dance tradition, is interviewed by author Lucretia Stewart in this article titled “Dance of the Gods.”
Historian Darryl Collins traces the National Museum of Cambodia from founding ideas of Albert Sarraut and George Groslier to the present.
Graceful sacred dancers of Banteay Srey train at the NKFC school to perform purifying ritual dances to honor Khmer ancestors and traditions.
Ministry Director Hab Touch Promotes Cambodian Culture and will now serve as Director-General in charge of the Department General of Cultural Affairs.
A wartime twist of fate made Paul Cravath one of the only Westerners in history to gain full access to the formerly sequestered troupe of the Royal Cambodian Ballet.
Angkor the Magnificent – Cambodia Daily Review. A Glimpse of a Bygone Era. Helen Churchill Candee’s Account of Southeast Asia Was Ahead of its Time
Jacqueline Kennedy, America’s unofficial roving ambassador, visited Cambodia to fulfill “a lifelong dream of seeing Angkor Wat”