Maurice Glaize

Portrait of Maurice   Glaize

Maurice Glaize (26 Dec. 1886, Paris – 17 July 1964, La Rochelle) was a French architect and archeologist, Conservator of Angkor from 1937 to 1945.

Architect-in-chief of Saigon from 1930 to 1934 (where he lived with wife Louise Carlier), he became a permanent member of EFEO in 1936 and took over the post of Angkor Conservator-in-chief the following year, after Georges Trouvé's tragic death.

Following Henri Marchal's steps, Maurice Glaize succeeded in adapting the anastylosis method to available resources, value and structural conditions of each building. His work led to a better understanding of the role of architectural representations in Khmer civilization (Neak Pean, West Mebon).

His Guide published in 1944 (Les Monuments du groupe d'Angkor, Albert Portail Editeur, Saigon), known as 'Le Glaize', became the reference for French-speaking visitors, and has since gone through six re-editions.


With Henri Marchal and the West Mebon monumental Vishnu statue (EFEO)