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Founded in 1918, the Royal School of Arts became the Royal University of Fine Arts in 1965. Classes were offered in numberous disciplines including archaeology, architecture, interior design, painting and sculpture as well as choreographic arts, fine arts and music. Due to the Khmer Rouge regime the university was forced to close from 1975 to 1979. The institution reopend in May 1980. Today, the Royal University of Fine Arts is Cambodia's primary centre of education and research in arts and culture. Its main objective is to train a young generation of artists, architects, and archaeologists capable of active participation in the preservation and development of the various forms and expressions of Khmer culture.
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Founded in 1918, the Royal School of Arts became the Royal University of Fine Arts in 1965. Classes were offered in numberous disciplines including archaeology, architecture, interior design, painting and sculpture as well as choreographic arts, fine arts and music. Due to the Khmer Rouge regime the university was forced to close from 1975 to 1979. The institution reopend in May 1980. Today, the Royal University of Fine Arts is Cambodia's primary centre of education and research in arts and culture. Its main objective is to train a young generation of artists, architects, and archaeologists capable of active participation in the preservation and development of the various forms and expressions of Khmer culture.