Darryl Collins Obituary, Member Of Siem Reap Art Tours Has Died
- john Gibson
Darryl Collins Obituary, Death- The employees here at Siem Reap Art Tours are in a deep state of sadness after learning the tragic news of the passing of our beloved friend Darryl Collins. The news of his passing left all of us here in a state of shock and disbelief.
Darryl was a very knowledgeable cultural historian who began his career in Adelaide, which is situated in Australia. Darryl’s roots were in Australia. In 1994, he embarked on the voyage that would eventually lead him to Cambodia, where he was eventually hired by the National Museum of Cambodia to work as a consultant. After that, he decided to pursue his education further and enrolled at the Royal University of Fine Arts, where he concentrated his attention mostly on the Archaeology department’s offerings. In 2007, Darryl made the move to Siem Reap, and ever since that time, he has been presenting fascinating talks on a variety of topics, such as the history of Cambodian design, architecture, and archaeology.
He was particularly taken by the old wooden buildings that may be found dotted here and there around the landscape of this magnificent kingdom. He found them to be very charming. The book that Darryl wrote was finally published in 2021 under the working title “Cambodian Wooden Houses: 1,500 Years of Khmer Heritage.” We are indebted to you, Darryl, for the legacy that you have bestowed upon us, and we would want to express our appreciation for the lovely gentleman and knowledgeable scholar that you were. We are very grateful that you are a part of our lives. We really can’t believe how blessed we are.