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Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences

Institut für Restaurierungs- und Konservierungswissenschaft


Dr. Hans Leisen

Prof. Dr. Hans Leisen
Dr. Ester von Plehwe-Leisen
#0139, Mondul III Village, Siem Reap / Campodia
012 381 267

CICS - 20 YEARS German Apsara Conservation Projekt

Symposium, 15. Dezember 2017

German Apsara Conservation GACP (Bild: TH Köln - CICS - Hans Leisen)

Twenty years ago, in 1997, the German Apsara Conservation Projekt GACP officially started its engagement in the conservation of the temples of Angkor. Since then joint efforts of GACP and APSARA Authority in safeguarding the artistic heritage of Campodia produced a great many visible results that underline a successful cooperation.

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20 Years GACP



  • 15. Dezember 2017 bis 16. Dezember 2017


Friday 15th December 2017
7:30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Ankor Conference Hall

Saturday 16th December 2017
8:30 a.m. till 11.00 a.m.
GACP Office in Building J2

in Apsara Compound, Bang Korng Village, Ampil Commune, Siem Reap / Campodia

Driven by the conciction that that Angkor Temples as Temples as testimonies of the old Khmer master-builders require equally masterful safeguarding interventions, GACP developed tis modern conservation conception and constantly optimizes it. Internationally recognized German conservation experts, many students, and the GACP team of local conservators deevoted their knowledge and efforts to develop the best possible conservation methods for Angkor.

The main focus of GACP is, besides documenting and examing the the weather damaged decorations at Angkor, to conduct conservation interventions based on scientific methods. The measures to preserve the sandstone, brick and stucco reliefs and decorations are taken by the skilled GACP team of Cambodian conservators trained in the frame of GACP Project.

For the celebration of 20 years of fruitful engagement for Khmer built heritage in Angkor and other parts of Cambodia GACP and APSARA Authority want to express their gratitude to all supporters and highlight some of the common achievements and new developments in a symposium on Conservation in Angkor.