CollAsia 2010 - Buildings: Environments for Collections
Dates: 10 - 28 November 2008
Place: Jakarta, Indonesia
The purpose of this course is to strengthen the capacity of the participants to understand and evaluate the conditions within different types of buildings and to develop strategies for achieving appropriate conditions for heritage collections. During the course traditional, historic and contemporary architecture will be discussed. Different options for improving the existing conditions to correspond to the needs of different types of collections will be explored. The programme will incorporate conceptual and practical tools of risk assessment, and the principles of surveying and monitoring collections and their environment. Focus will be on developing sustainable and cost-effective strategies, using locally available materials and expertise whenever possible. A special module on communication and didactic skills, and elements of team building.
The course will consist of interactive, participatory sessions, both theoretical and practical. Study visits to heritage institutions in Indonesia will include joint working sessions with the relevant staff and working sessions with local community representatives. Selected results of the activity will be made available as resource materials for the wider Southeast Asian professional community through the programme website.
Up to 22 professionals working in heritage institutions in Southeast Asia (directors, curators, conservators, conservation scientists, collections care staff), directly involved with the daily care and management of collections. Participants will be from CollAsia 2010 participating countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. At least 3 years of working experience will be required. Applications from persons involved in planning or implementing projects of building new collection spaces or remodelling existing ones are especially encouraged.
Senior professionals drawn from the CollAsia 2010 network and with previous experience in CollAsia 2010 international courses.
Working language: English.
Scholarships covering round-trip travel, accommodation and meals in Jakarta during the project will be available.
Please use the CollAsia 2010 application form and submit it to the following address:
81/1 Sri-Ayutthaya Road
Bangkok 10300 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 2804022-9
Fax: +66 2 2804030
Email: collasia2010 (at) seameo-spafa . org
Application deadline: 15 October 2008