Museums in Bangkok worry that the prolonged unrest underway is having a negative impact to visitorships. That said, there still seems to be an upward trend towards museum visitorship over the past few years.
Museums fret as Visitor numbers drop
Bangkok Post, 18 April 2010
Malaysia’s Star reviews the latest exhibition at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Coffin Exhibition â€” Tradition and Mystery.
The Star, 17 April 2010
A recent visit by the Myanmar culture minister leads to a proposal to exchange archaeological knowledge between Myanmar and Vietnam.
Vietnam and Myanmar boost ties in culture, archaeology
Nhan Dan, 16 April 2010
Scientists unearth relics in mountainous Quang Ngai
Saigon Giai Phong, 13 April 2010
A national history and culture study group based in Talungagung, east Java, have handed over to the government some 157 fossils excavated at the end of last year. The fossils include various shell and bone remains.
Hundreds of Ancient Fossils Handed to Government
Tempo Interaktif, 12 April 2010
A group of scholars from the Royal Academy of Cambodia are embarking on research project to trace the origins of the Tai ethnic group and their theorised route from Southern China down south and westwards through mainland Southeast Asia.
Scholars to trace the origins of ethnic Tais
Phnon Penh Post, 09 April 2010
The northern province of Batanes is just about ready to be nominated for World Heritage Site listing because of a continuous occupation lasting 2,400 years, but some of the stone door-less houses that make Batanes unique are also seen by the locals as markers of poverty.
photo credit: click-the-shutter
New concrete Batanes houses â€˜with doorsâ€™
Philippine Inquirer Lifestyle, 12 April 2010
Salvage works on the wreck of the Nan’ao No. 1, a Ming Dynasty-era ship sunk off the coast of Shantou in Guangdong, China, is set to begin with the start of the good-weather season that starts from now until June.
Relics to be salvaged from ancient ship
China Daily, 10 April 2010
Imagine taking your avatar through an exploration of ancient locales, completing quests and collecting artifacts while battling other players in an massive multiplayer online game. World of Warcraft? Not quite – more like World of Temasek, an online game set to be released later this year is an initiative by Singapore’s National Heritage Board to bring young people into the world of 14th century Singapore.
Museums go interactive to get more interest in Singapore’s heritage
Channel NewsAsia, 10 April 2010
Nigel J. Hetherington from Past Preservers.com sends word that they are conducting a Media Training programmme targeted at historians, anthropologists and archaeologists to develop presentation skills for the screen.
The next programme will be held over the May 21st weekend in the UK and more information can be found on the Past Preservers blog.