Field Program

Heritage Management Field Program (HMFP)

In the field of cultural heritage management there are very few opportunities to gain international, practical, field based experience specifically in heritage management. The HMFP will provide the opportunity to gain practical field experience in the specific discipline of heritage management. Additionally, you will gain exposure to leading international academic perspectives on issues related to cultural heritage, heritage management, and cultural property in a country rich with cultural resources.

The program will take place during the months of June and July in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Siem Reap is home to the world heritage site of Angkor, a part of the ancient Khmer Empire of Angkor. The extraordinary and unique Hindu temples evoke a rich culture of Khmer society from a thousand years ago. The Angkorian Empire stretched through much of modern day Indochina, with great temples and monuments now disbursed across the Thai and Cambodian landscape. But Angkor was it’s spiritual and governing center.

The program will include 6 weeks of intensive lectures, seminars, site visits, course work, and 1 week of onsite fieldwork or research. Participants will work on IHP’s current field projects conducting fieldwork, analysis, research, or other aspects of project development. The fieldwork carried out by HMFP participants will directly contribute to work on existing IHP projects in Cambodia. This will serve to simultaneously preserve heritage sites in Cambodia while providing practical hands-on experience for students.

The program will be open to upper level undergraduate students, recent graduates and post-graduate students, along with professionals in the fields of cultural heritage, archaeology, conservation, and related disciplines.


Applications for the 2017 field program will be available in December 2016. For further information, questions, or queries please contact us at [email protected]. Application deadline for the 2017 Field Program will be February 28th, 2017.

Watch this space for further information about course and program details in the coming months.

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