Sarawak Museum Journal is 100 years old this year

First published in 1911, the Sarawak Museum Journal turns 100 this year. The journal is one of the oldest in the region, and carries many articles pertaining to the archaeology of Borneo.

100 years and 88 volumes to show, Sarawak Museum Journal is a gold mine of heritage
The Star, 13 October 2011

The Sarawak Museum Journal, one of the world’s oldest publications in the region, has benefited many scholars until today.

State Museum director Ipoi Datan said the journal, which had been in existence for more than 100 years already, had brought scholars to the state and other places in Borneo.

According to him, the journal, with a total of 88 volumes, had became a well-known source of reference among locals and international intellectuals carrying out research and analyses.

“It has proven to be very helpful to both local and international students over many years. I can say many students have acquired their degrees, masters and PhDs with the help of the journal either directly or indirectly,” he said at the soft opening of the 100 years of the Sarawak Museum Journal exhibition at Tun Abdul Razak Hall Building here yesterday.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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