After Inheriting A Massive Khmer Art Collection, A Daughter Returns It To Cambodia

When Nawapan Kriangsak inherited the priceless art collection of her father, scholar and collector Douglas Latchford, she already had a plan in motion to return his art to Cambodia, from whence most of it came during that country’s civil war. Latchford’s death in 2020 ended extradition efforts after “federal prosecutors in New York charged him with trafficking in looted Cambodian relics and falsifying documents, and said he had ‘built a career out of the smuggling and illicit sale of priceless Cambodian antiquities, often straight from archaeological sites.'” – The New York Times

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