CollAsia 2010 - Conservation of Underwater Archaeological Collections
Dates: 8 - 29 September 2009
Place: Manila and Subic, Ologapo City, Philippines
- ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
- SEAMEO-SPAFA (SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts)
- National Museum of the Philippines
In collaboration with
Southeast Asian countries have a rich and diverse underwater cultural heritage. Conservation and management of collections of objects originating from such sites pose very specific challenges. It is vital that conservation considerations and actions be incorporated in all steps of decision-making and project implementation. During diving operations, storage on-site, transportation to museum and preparation for permanent storage and exhibition all require specific knowledge and skills. Relating the existing international and national legislation and conventions to formulating viable conservation strategies will be addressed. The course also aims at establishing networks between colleagues facing similar challenges in different parts of the region and beyond. Modules on didactic and communication skills will be included within the framework of the 'Leaders in Conservation Education' project of the CollAsia 2010 programme.
The course will consist of interactive, participatory sessions, both theoretical and practical. Practical sessions in an underwater site in the Subic, Ologapo City will complement the course sessions in the National Museum in Manila. 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 heritage professionals working with underwater heritage collections in the region, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. At least 3 years of working experience will be required. Applications from persons involved in planning or implementing projects on underwater archaeology are especially encouraged.
Conservation and heritage specialists from the networks of the organizing institutions.
Working language: English.
Scholarships covering round-trip travel, accommodation and meals in the Philippines 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: 30 June 2009