Churning Sea of Milk Gallery, Angkor Wat
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Program direction of conservation

ICR has served as Program Director for the conservation assessments, testing, training, and quality control of implementation for several sites at Angkor in Cambodia.

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Conservation of the Central Aisle Roof Vault & West Wall Exterior
 Preliminary & full conditions surveys 
• Measured drawings
• Development of photo conditions glossary  
• Design & execution of laboratory & in-situ testing programs
• Development of non-destructive testing methods
• Define building pathology
• Development of conservation repair methods & materials
• Construction documents
• Training of local crafts people in select conservation techniques
• Quality control of conservation scope of work


ICR, specifically Glenn Boornazian, serves as the Program Director the World Monuments Fund (WMF) in Cambodia.  ICR, assisted by local WMF Khmer staff, performed surveying and investigative work in October 2003 and February 2004, returning in October 2004 with structural engineers to perform a series of non-destructive tests on the gallery main roof vault; west wall exterior and interior (bas relief); and columns. Analytical testing on stone samples and previous repair materials was conducted with the assistance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Research Chemist and two environmental monitoring programs were implemented in the gallery.

ICR then developed a complete conservation plan to address the problems affecting the CSM Gallery: from scaffolding, temporary protection and facilities planning to conservation materials and methods to temporary interpretive planning and way finding.  The plan is designed to be implemented in conjunction with the APSARA Authority and the GACP and includes an educational component for training of local crafts people in select conservation techniques.

Implementation Phase I, The Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery: Conservation of the Central Roof Vault & West Wall Exterior, was presented and approved by the ICC Ad Hoc committee and is now underway with approximately one third of the work complete.