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Sanpiseth Kim

National Museum of Cambodia


Country: Cambodia

ITP Year: 2021


Sanpiseth is a conservator at the National Museum of Cambodia and for more than a decade, he has been focusing on and working in museums, especially in the areas of conservation and exhibitions. Notably, Sanpiseth worked on the creation of a database of the whole museum collection.

During this time, he has developed knowledge and worked on various subjects related to museums. This interest and passion about museology has always encouraged him to enhance this knowledge and understanding of all aspects of museum work.

Sanpiseth’s research interests cover cultural management, conservation, museology and inventory and documentary work and he recently studied for a Masters degree in History of Art and Archaeology from SOAS University of London.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme 2021, Sanpiseth was based in the Asia Department and his partner placement was spent at Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.

In 2021 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition on the theme of journeys, drawing on their existing museum experience and the skills learnt during the programme.  Sanpiseth worked with Siham Algadi (Sudan) on his Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Phoenician bowl: from the Red Sea to Italy.