Celebrating 35 Years at Angkor Archaeological Park

Members Virtual Event

Over 30 years ago, World Monuments Fund (WMF) became the first Western organization to survey the temples at Angkor since the country's devastating civil war. An initial field mission in 1989, WMF developed a set of recommendations to address fundamental preservation issues at Angkor, and has since undertaken a wide variety of conservation and capacity-building initiatives at the site.

Join us for an exclusive presentation and discussion exploring WMF’s history working at Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Moderated by Ginevra Boatto, WMF Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, this event will explore the significance of WMF’s work at a number of sites, the completion of work at three temples, and WMF’s plans for continued conservation efforts.

This event is open to WMF members only. Please email membership@wmf.org for more information. 


About the Speakers

Ginevra Boatto

Regional Representative for Southeast Asia

Ginevra Boatto received her PhD from the University of Padova, Italy focusing on cultural heritage and technology, particularly uses of 3D virtual imagery for interpretation and conservation planning. In 2010 she moved to Phnom Penh, where she worked as a management advisor for a Cambodian NGO training youth in critical thinking skills. Since 2012, she has served as coordinator for WMF’s Program at Angkor Archaeological Park and as Regional Representative for Southeast Asia.


Phally Cheam

Project Coordinator and Senior Architect

From the first generation of Cambodian architects after the war, Mrs. Phally Cheam joined WMF Program at Angkor as a young trainee in 1992. She gradually took on more responsibilities at WMF sites and now serves as Senior Architect and Project Coordinator. She's also an expert for architectural conservation within the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.