She said the effort would use technology to ensure the uniforms are protected without removing the blood and other markings.
Brennan also helped Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide protect 45,000 cloth artifacts belonging to Rwandan genocide victims.
Julia Brennan, an American textile conservation expert, is leading training on basic textile conservation to Cambodian cultural heritage conservators at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh.
(Khan Sokummono/VOA Khmer) American Julia Brennan is heading the conservation project.
Bou Meng was jailed in the late 1970s, when the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia.
He was held at a secret, but now infamous Khmer Rouge prison called S-21.
Later, Vietnamese administrators set up a genocide museum inside the former prison.
Last month, the museum launched a project to protect up to 5,000 pieces of clothing.Recommended Recording Yann Beuron (Narrator/Centurion); Karen Cargill (Marie); William Dazeley (Joseph); Matthew Rose (Herod); Peter Rose (Father/Polydorus); Tenebrae Choir; London Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis (conductor). During the 21 months he spent in a Cambodian prison, Bou Meng strangely felt at ease in the clothing he wore.They left just before the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, in January 1979.Vietnamese forces ousted the Khmer Rouge government that year.(Tum Malis/ VOA Khmer) The first step of the project, Brennan says, is to test the heritage box system and develop a plan that can be followed after she leaves Cambodia."The storage system is efficient, low cost, and simple to use," she said.Until now, the beads have mainly been used for seed drying and storage. Each one is large enough to protect 72 liters of cloth artifacts.Brennan has named the technology a “heritage box.” The museum is using the U. Remaining textiles of Toul Sleng victims are shown during the signing off ceremony on the conservation of ethnographic objects at Toul Sleng Genocide Museum on 11th December, 2017.The United States government provided a grant of ,000 to support the program.For the first time, the clothes will be sorted, protected and, in some cases, shown to the public.