Christophe Pottier


Director of Studies at the EFEO (since March 2018)

UNESCO ad hoc expert to the International Coordinating Committee of Vat Phu-Laos (since 2018)

Advisor to APSARA for the Ak Yum Conservation Project (since 2017)

Collaborator of the ANR IRANGKOR project, dir. S. Leroy CNRS and M. Hendrickson, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (2014-2019).

Partner Investigator of Ateliers of Angkor, ed. M. Polkinghorne, University of Sydney (USYD) ARC (since 2010-2018).

Associate of the Archaeological Mission in Kaesong, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, dir. E. Chabanol, EFEO-MAEE (since 2010).

Partner Investigator of Industries of Angkor, ed. M. Hendrickson, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (since 2009).

Contributor to the archaeological mission CERANGKOR, Research on Angkorian potters' workshops, dir. A Desbat, CNRS Lyon II, Maison de l'Orient UMR 5138 (since 2008).

Co-director with R.K. Chhem of the Angkor Medieval Hospitals Archaeological Project, EFEO - University of Western Ontario - University of Chicago, under the Royal High Patronage of SHR Norodom Sihamoni (since 2004).

Director of the Franco-Khmer Archaeological Mission on Angkorian Regional Planning (MAFKATA), EFEO, APSARA & MAEE (since November 1999).

Co-director with R. Fletcher of the Greater Angkor Project, USYD, EFEO & APSARA (since July 2000).


Past activities:

Project Officer for Cambodia at the EFEO Directorate (October 2017-February 2018)

Expert mission for UNESCO: Unesco Project--Bagan (Myanmar) Earthquake 2016, September-October 2016.

Expert mission for AFD as part of a "Heritage and Sustainable Development" project on the Anuradhapura site, 20-24 March 2016.

Head of the EFEO Center in Bangkok (from September 2011 to December 2016) and co-director of the journal Aséanie (since 2013)

Member of the Siam Society Board from 2013 to 2016

January 2010-August 2011: Visiting Scholar at the Dpt of Archaeology, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, USYD.

2009-2011: Partner Investigator of History in their bones, ed. Douglas O'Reilly, USYD ARC.

2004-2010: Partner Investigator of Living with Heritage, ed. Fletcher, Jonhson & Bruce, USYD ARC. 

February 1999-December 2009: Member of the EFEO then Senior Lecturer, Head of the EFEO Center in Siem Reap.

July 2003-December 2009: Manager for the EFEO's redevelopment work in Siem Reap.

July 1992 - January 1999: EFEO architect in Siem Reap, Associate Researcher at the EFEO, representative & Head of the EFEO Siem Reap Center.

March 1996 - February 1999: Director of the restoration of the northern staircase of the Elephant Terrace in Angkor Thom.

July 1993 - March 1996: Site director for the restoration of the Leprous King's Terrace in Angkor Thom, dir. J. Dumarçay.

July 1992 - March 1996: Project manager and management of the relocation work for the EFEO Center in Siem Reap.

February 1990 - August 1996: Architect at the Prasat Phanom Wan restoration school site (Thailand), dir. P. Pichard, EFEO, Fine Arts Dpt & MAE.

February - April 1994 & 1995: Consultant architect for the restoration of Preah Kô in Roluos (RAF - German Government).

July 1992 - December 1994: Expert Architect at the Angkor Conservation Office.

September 1992 - June 1993: Consultant (architecture & archaeology) for ZEMP, Plan d'Aménagement et de Zonage de la région d'Angkor (UNESCO/UNDP).

April 1992: Architect of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Delegation in Cambodia, dir. Y. Saint-Geours.

July 1990 - December 1991: Inventory & classification of the Angkor Conservation Archives at the EFEO Paris, ed. B. Dagens.

December 1990 - January 1991: Architect of the EFEO's technical delegation in Angkor, dir. J. Dumarçay.

July - September 1987, 1988 & 1989: Assistant to the EFEO Urban Research Program in Tamil Nadu (India), dir. J. Gaucher. 

1986 - 1991: Work in private architecture and urban planning agencies in Nantes and Paris. 



Christophe Pottier
Christophe Pottier

Maître de conférences

(Architecture et archéologie du Cambodge)

Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
22 avenue du président Wilson, 75116 Paris