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In Memoriam
In Memoriam

Jacques Dumarçay (1926 - 2020)

We are sad to announce the passing of Jacques Dumarçay, which occurred on November 22nd in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.

An architect, Jacques Dumarçay began his career in Afghanistan and Pakistan on the excavations of the Indus Archaeological Mission. He was recruited in 1964 by the EFEO to join the Angkor Conservation Department. In Cambodia, then in India from 1971 and in Indonesia from 1977 to 1987, he took part in major monumental restoration projects, notably those of the Baphuon and Borobudur, and conducted a number of architectural studies. After his retirement in 1991, he carried out numerous missions in Cambodia and was the main architect of the EFEO's resumption of the restoration work in Angkor, which had been interrupted by the war.

The sharpness of his vision, his jubilant enthusiasm and the benevolent sharing of his skills will accompany the memory of this colleague and friend. With Jacques Dumarçay passes away one of the greatest French architects who worked for the Conservation of Angkor and marked the history of the EFEO.

The EFEO expresses its sincere condolences to his family and friends.


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