The Forum on
Global Heritage in
a Developing World:
Focus on Asia

May 3, 2012 - Asia Society - New York

By invitation only.

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Angkor and Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia: Training and Advanced Technology for the Next Generation
Mr. John Sanday, OBE, FSA, Regional Director for Asia & Pacific, GHF

John SandayJohn Sanday OBE has lived and worked in Asia for 36 years as a leading Architectural Conservator. He is Regional Director for Asia and Pacific for Global Heritage Fund, and Project Director for Banteay Chhmar in Cambodia.

John was appointed OBE for his contribution to architectural conservation and training, especially in Cambodia and Nepal. He is also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

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Angkor and Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia: Training and Advanced Technology for the Next Generation
Dr. Pheakdey Nguonphan Fellow, Heidelberg University; Heritage Technology Leader, Cambodia

Dr. Pheakdey Nguonphan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Heidelberg Institute for Scientific Computing and a lecturer at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He conducts research on scientific methods for the preservation of cultural heritage and has developed software that uses 3-D radar imaging to virtually reconstruct ancient temple sites. Currently he is working on the development of a system to scan stone blocks using 3-D digital scanning technology with the goal of being able to virtually reconstruct the fallen temple structures at Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia.

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Pingyao Ancient City, China: A Living, Breathing Historic City
Ms. Kuanghan Li, China Heritage Program Manager, GHF

Han LiKuanghan Li is currently Manager of Global Heritage Fund’s China Heritage Program. Prior to that, she was a consultant to the Getty Conservation Institute for the China Principles initiative. She is a trained architect and conservator and has been involved in design and conservation projects in China, India, Nepal, Paris and New York. Han holds a MSc in Historic Preservation and an Advanced Certificate in Architectural Conservation and Site Management both from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Conservation Challenges and Initiatives in India
Ms. Abha Narain Lambah, Principal Architect, Lambah Associates, India

Ms. Abha Narain LambahAbha Narain Lambah is an Executive Committee member of the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai, and a Founding Member and Trustee of the Kala Ghoda Association and the Honiman Circle Association. In addition to running an independent conservation consultancy firm, Abha is a principal of the Bombay Collaborative, a firm of architects involved in conservation and urban design. She also serves on the advisory panel of the Taj Mahal Conservation Collaborative.

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KEYNOTE—Heritage Makes Economic Sense, but Where is the Money?
Mr. Jeff Morgan, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Heritage Fund

Jeff MorganJeff Morgan is Co-Founder of Global Heritage Fund (GHF). As Executive Director, Jeff leads GHF’s mission to build a movement to save endangered heritage sites in developing countries. Jeff has an M.S. in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). He is co-author of Cracking the Japanese Market: Keys to Success in the New Global Economy and Saving Our Global Heritage.

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