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Museums department launches online catalogue of six provincial collections

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Museums department launches online catalogue of six provincial collections

The Department of Museums and the US embassy in Phnom Penh will launch an online catalogue of the collections of six provincial museums on September 19 that will be managed by the National Museum.

The September 16 press statement said that this catalogue is the result of a one-year project by the Department of Museums with the support of the culture ministry called "Provincial Museum Collection Database Project," which was funded by the US embassy.

The statement said six provincial museums participated in the project: Takeo Provincial Museum, Angkor Borei Museum, Prey Veng Provincial Museum, Pursat Provincial Museum, Kompong Thom Provincial Museum and Kampong Chhnang Provincial Museum.

The project aims to improve and update the current collection database system of the National Museum of Cambodia and share the database system with the six provincial museums. It will also make the collections of the six provincial museums available to view online similar to what the National Museum accomplished in 2014.

After launch, the collections of the six provincial museums will be available online at the National Museum of Cambodia's website: https://www.cambodiamuseum.info

“By making these provincial museums’ collections available online, Khmer cultural heritage will be preserved and made accessible to the public,” the statement said.

The Department of Museums intends to expand the same project to other provincial museums in the future in order to provide all museums under the authority of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts with the same collection management database system and to allow anyone in the world from the general public to students, scholars, researchers and historians the ability to easily access and learn from the objects in these collections.

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