Future symposium will cover discussions on technical issues timely as they have been as well as on the Bayon master plan.
In addition to these agenda, there should be discussion for making "The Bayon Charter" in mind. Firstly, "The Bayon Charter" is the fundamental view of JSA which we have found through the series of the Bayon Symposium for the future conservation and restoration project of Bayon.
So far, as a restoration principle for cultural monuments from the global viewpoint, the Venice Charter (in 1964) and the Nara Document on Authenticity (in 1994) are well known.
The Bayon Charter is aiming at the new guideline for the conservation and restoration of the Asian and world cultural heritage, through experiences at Angkor and other experiences since previous proclamations.
To this end problems experienced thus far must be analyzed and sorted by category so that solutions are found by theme.
We are preparing material summarizing these points for the future Bayon symposium and distributing them as a first step to the discussion for making "The Bayon Charter"
It is necessary to make further review on the following three points for preparing the material for discussion.
- Scientific investigation study
- Conservation and restoration activities
- The Meaning of Bayon
||As to scientific investigation study, we are to study on what form of data from studies in various fields is more appropriate for easy utilization of them.
Based on this we will cover a solution that leads study results to future restoration activities.
||As to conservation and restoration activities, it is desired that relationship should be clarified between routine maintenance or emergency repair work at Bayon
and the contents of overall restoration plan.
||With the meaning of Bayon, it must be clarified in scope of future conservation and utilization plan. That is to place Bayon within Angkor Thom from both viewpoints of the foundation to transition period and current period as well as placing Bayon as a tourist base or from the viewpoint of a history of cities,
and many more approaches are desired.
This mater plan shall come out with concrete proposals in the 9th in the Bayon symposium of 2004.
Also we have put forward the workings for establishment through out the conference at the Bayon Symposium and the discussions inside JSA. But to take in more opinions widely from the well-informed people, we had reported the progress of the workings and held a meaningful discussion at the meeting with cooperative experts. The first meeting was held at the beginning of September, 2003 and the second meeting was held in middle of December, 2003. The main points for the Bayon Master Plan was reported from Director General of JSA, prof. Nakagawa,
at the Second Intergovernmental Conference for the Safeguarding & the Development of Angkor, held in Paris.