The CollAsia programme aims at conserving heritage collections in Southeast Asia through conservation training and research activities, to shape sound and sustainable conservation actions for the Asia-Pacific Region. The course objective is to enhance the preservation of moveable heritage, to encourage the well-informed use of materials and skills, helping those who care for moveable collections to make effective and wise choices in selecting materials for packing and storing objects and collections.
Textiles and costumes are a vibrant part of the heritage collections in Southeast Asia. They attest to sophisticated traditional knowledge systems and complex worldwide trade relations, and have been intimately linked to issues of identity through time.
The CollAsia international course on Handling, Packing and Moving Collections came to a close in Kuching, Malaysia. Organized by ICCROM and the Sarawak Museum Department, with the support of the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), the CollAsia activity aimed to improve scientific literacy and critical thinking skills among the diverse professionals caring for Southeast Asian heritage collections.
12 – 30 January 2015, Sarawak Museum Department, Kuching, Malaysia
With over 40 specialists from Asia-Pacific and beyond, the CollAsia international course on Handling, Packing and Moving Collections is taking place 12 – 30 January 2015 in the Natural History Museum, Sarawak Museum Department, Kuching, Malaysia.
The CollAsia programme aims at conserving Heritage Collections in Southeast Asia, through conservation training and research activities to shape sound and sustainable conservation actions for the Asia-Pacific Region.
CollAsia has brought together a diverse set of professionals with a combined work experience that makes for valuable exchanges and discussions. Caring for cultural heritage is at the heart of the work of participants and the course team, but different working roles, resources and cultural contexts give rise to unique challenges and solutions, which everyone can learn from.