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U.S Ambassadors Fund Grant Signing

us ambassadorus ambassador 1us ambassador 2    Thegrant contract for the project was signed on 8 DECEMBER 2013 at National Museum LuangPrabang between  U.S Ambassador      to the Lao PDR Mr. Daniel A Clune, Mr Bounnhang PHONGPHICHIT Director of World Heritage Office LuangPrabang and Mr.Somphone Head of National Museum LuangPrabang in the presence of Vice Governor Mr.Saysamone KHOMTHAVONG, Mr. Onchan SOUVANALITH Director of Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and relevant officials from both sides.  U.S Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supported follow activities:

-Restoration of Wat Xieng Thong, Phase III

   In this final phase of the Wat Xieng Thong project, the World Heritage Office in Luang Prabang will restore the remainder of the buildings on the complex, including three ornate chapels, several stupas, monks’ quarters, the drum house, and the funerary carriage house.  Built in 1962, the carriage house contains the relics of King Sisavang Vong and the carriage and coffin that carried his remains to a field near Wat That Luang for his cremation.  Award: $ 325,000.

- Preservation and Conservation of Lao National Museum Collection, Luang Prabang, Phase II

    Building on the success of the 2009 project, this award will be used to protect, conserve and display several important historic objects, including the crowns of Laos’ former kings and other items made by Luang Prabang’s finest artists.  Displaying the objects will facilitate a greater understanding of Luang Prabang history and culture, and will attract audiences to the museum.  Award: $49,878


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