CollAsia 2010 - Managing Risk from Climate Change: Southeast Asian Collections in Peril
Dates: 23 May – 3 June 2011
- ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
- SEAMEO-SPAFA (SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts)
In collaboration with
The course aims at improving the capacity of professionals working with Southeast Asian collections in developing sustainable conservation strategies related to the challenges presented by the climate change. Participants will discuss tools for engaging with sectors outside of the heritage profession who work on devising strategies for addressing climate change. Special attention will be given to designing and implementing educational activities on an institutional, national and international level, and reaching out to special segments of the public, including the youth.
Practical sessions will include both preparation and training sessions along with a focus on presentation skills, specifically in relation to disaster preparedness and risk management in heritage institutions. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of networking for professional growth and institutional collaboration, and thus will include participation in the conference “Commonwealth Museums: Culture, Economy and Climate Change and Youth”, from 25-27 May 2011. The conference is organized by the Commonwealth Association of Museums, and hosted by the National Heritage Board, Singapore, at the Singapore Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM).
The workshop will consist of interactive, participatory sessions, both theoretical and practical. Study visits will include joint working sessions with the staff of relevant heritage and educational institutions in Singapore. Participation in the conference “Commonwealth Museums: Culture, Economy and Climate Change and Youth” will form an integral part of the course programme.
Conservation and heritage education specialists from the networks of the organising institutions.
Twenty-two heritage professionals working to conserve Southeast Asian heritage collections. At least three years of working experience will be required. Applications from those actively involved in the organization or delivery of training activities and/or community projects will be especially encouraged.
Working language: English
Scholarships covering round-trip travel, accommodation and meals in Singapore during the course will be available
Please use the CollAsia 2010 application form and submit it preferably by email to the following addresses:
Email: collasia2010 (at) seameo-spafa . org and collections (at) iccrom . org or by fax +66 2 2804030
81/1 Sri-Ayutthaya Road
Bangkok 10300 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 2804022-9
Application deadline: 4 May 2011
CollAsia 2010 is supported by a generous grant from the Getty Foundation