Michel Tranet

Portrait of Michel   Tranet

Author of more than twenty books on archaeology and Angkorian research, Professor Michel Tranet (បណ្ឌិត មីសែល ត្រាណេ, 1955- ) served as a secretary of state at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in the 1990s, ultimately resigning to protest the lack of involvement of Cambodian authorities in fighting art pieces trafficking and illegal excavations.

At the start of the 21st century, he projected to create a private Museum of Ancient Khmer (and ethnic minorities) Art, gathering some 400 artworks and donating several of them to the National Museum of Cambodia.


In Phnom Penh, 2021

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