Institut français du Cambodge
Conference | Funerary Rituals in Khmer Manuscripts
The manuscripts engraved on latanier leaves, copied from generation to generation over centuries, were stored in the libraries of the monasteries of Cambodia. War, the Khmer Rouge regime as well as neglect led to their almost complete disappearance. Reading those that remain can... Read more
Workshop | The French Corner
An new monthly rendez-vous for French speakers, be they beginners or advanced students, as well as for all the lovers of the French language out there! Let’s meet at the Media Library around a topic and recreational activities and discuss. A moment for sharing, pleasure and freedom entirely in... Read more
Conference | Parasites: useful or useless?
Photo : ©RMCA, 2017 Some diseases are born from micro-organisms like bacterium, viruses as well as parasites. Among those infectious agents, parasites are in constant interaction with their host. If the host starts defending itself against the parasite, the parasite has to avoid killing its host.... Read more
Ocarina Workshop | Odds and Ends in the Gallery
What do cardboard, a big chunk of polystyrene and pretty ends of fabric as well as corks have in common? That’s what our little budding artists will find out during this unique workshop. Thanks to our famous materials library, they will have plenty of choice to make their own... Read more
Workshop | Optical Toys
An optical toy is a object relying on visual illusion by creating the illusion of motion. These inventions are however more than simple toys, as they are an integral part of the history and creation of modern cinema, and as such are part of a series of process aiming at... Read more
Conference | Theravāda Buddhism: Rules? Rites? Or Civilization?
Buddhism as practiced by the elders (theravāda) claims to come closest to the experience of a man of high rank who discovered the inanities of mundane life based on the satisfaction of one’s desires. He came to the conclusion that the solution was... Read more
Ocarina Workshop | Color your life! Green Painting
What gives fruits, flowers and other plants their amazing and oh so diverse colors? During this workshop as educational as it is fun, the attendees will explore several trails and will play with the extraction of the natural plant pigments of our selection of plants and fruits! Then, like... Read more
Conference | Eradicating Malaria: Why is Cambodia the Center of the World?
Photo : ©Institut Pasteur For over 20 years, the number of people dying of malaria has decreased thanks to effective treatments. However, progress is at risk of being swept away by the surfacing of insects resistant to treatment in Cambodia. The eradication of malaria in the... Read more
Ocarina Workshops | What Lies Behind the Masks
Let your imagination run wild in this workshop where you will know all about film make-up and what happens behind the scenes! Fancy a pirate scar, or crooked nose like a witch? Unless you’d rather a green complexion or an ungraceful wart? Thanks to the technique of the cinema... Read more
Conférence | Father Ponchaud, History’s witness
Photo : ©Eléanore Sok Father François Ponchaud, 79, discovered Cambodia in 1965. Witness to evacuation of Phnom Penh in 1975, he was the first person to alert the West about the scale of the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge, especially in his book, Cambodia: Year Zero. On the... Read more
Conference | Florence Aubenas, International Correspondent
Florence Aubenas covered numerous events in Rwanda, Kosovo, Algeria, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as several renown lawsuits in France – specifically, during the Outreau trials, where she made a name for herself by being one of the first to express her doubts about the culpability of the accused,... Read more
Conference | Theravāda Buddhism in Khmer Lands
The appearance of Theravāda buddhism in Khmer lands during the second half of the 12th century, under the reign of Jayavarman VII (1270/1271 – 1295) is traditionally paralleled with Sri Lanka, according to the Burmese Chronicle, otherwise known as Glass Palace Chronicle. What... Read more
Ocarina Workshops | Let the Dragon Through!
For the Chinese New Year, dive into a fascinating world made of lively traditions and dragon myths! Armed with their brushes and aprons, the participants of this workshop will discover the secrets of the articulated Chinese Dragon, and will be invited to create their own specimen! They will then... Read more
Media Library | Illustrated reading: Costa Brava
Costa Brava is the name of the precious poodle brought back from Spain by Uncle José. A dog of plaster and glitter with the peculiar ability to predict the weather: it turns blue when it’s sunny, pink when it rains. Pierre ends up shattering it, disrupting the weather as... Read more