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Lessons from the Past: H.E. Chan Tani Speaks in the New York Forum Video Series

November 16, 2015

His Excellency Chan Tani, Secretary of State, Council of Ministers, Royal Government of Cambodia spoke to the Antiquities Coalition during the September 24 “Culture Under Threat: Antiquities Trafficking and Terrorist Financing” forum in New York. Here he discusses the preservation lessons Cambodia learned from its own decades of war as well as its efforts to recover “conflict antiquities” through partnership with the United States government. H.E. Tani has successfully negotiated the return of six Cambodian masterpieces from major museums and auction houses in the United States, all of which are now on display at the National Museum in Phnom Penh.

Watch H.E. Chan Tani’s interview here!