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U.S. Embassy hosts panel discussion on women in cultural preservation

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(Left to right) the three women panelists, Ginevra Boatto, Norn Soreimeas, and Chap Sopheara. KT/Srey Kumneth

A meaningful panel discussion to empower women on cultural work, “Women in Cultural Preservation” was held on Friday at the National Museum organised by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh.  The event was held  in conjunction with March, the month of  international women’s rights day.

All the leading women in Cambodia’s  cultural work and at least a hundred  guests were invited to share their work and life experiences in one-hour discussion.

The first woman among the four panelists was Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Art. The other three panelists were Ginevra Boatto, the World Monuments Fund’s regional representative for Southeast Asia, Chap Sopheara, head of Ceramics Conservation Laboratory at National Museum of Cambodia, and Norn Soreimeas, program management specialist in public affairs section of the U.S Embassy Phnom Penh.

The whole discussion was moderated by the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, W. Patrick Murphy.

Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Art and U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, W. Patrick Murphy, share the stage for the panel discussion. KT/Srey Kumneth
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