Ly Vanna is a Cambodian archaeologist and the Director of the Department of Conservation of Monuments and Preventive Archaeology at Apsara Authority since 2010.
With a PhD in Area Studies from the University of Sophia, Tokyo, Japan, in 2003, he was a research fellow at the University of Kanazawa, Japan (2004) and at the Far-Eastern Research Centre of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France (2005). He later taught archaeological theories at at the Faculty of Archaeology, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh. His major fields of research include the prehistoric archaeology of Cambodia and Southeast Asia, heritage management policies, archaeological site museum and archaeological collection management.
Dr. Ly Vanna has also been the Director of Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum (2008-2015) and since 2009 a member of the National Committee for World Heritage.