Cambodia lends spectacular sculpted wall from Banteay Chhmar to Cleveland Museum of Art

via Cleveland.com, 15 October 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art on Saturday opened a fascinating new exhibition focusing on a wall removed from a Cambodian temple by looters, but later recovered by the government.

Source: Cambodia lends spectacular sculpted wall from Banteay Chhmar to Cleveland Museum of Art (photos) | cleveland.com

Thai initiative to bring museums to the digital world

via The Nation, 02 October 2017:

The Culture Ministry is embracing the Thailand 4.0 initiative with its new hi-tech “smart museum” and “virtual museum” projects that aim to attract 10-11 million visitors next year.

Source: Virtual museums’ aim to attract 11 million visitors

Lecture: Museums in Southeast Asia: A Brief Cultural History

Readers in Singapore may be interested in this talk by Dr Maurizio Peleggi of the National University of Singapore on October 7.

Museums in Southeast Asia: A Brief Cultural History

This talk explores the idea of the museum as a repository of knowledge and tool of nation-building in its global diffusion from Europe to the rest of the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum’s various typologies (art, history, natural museum) and statuses (national, colonial, postcolonial) are reviewed in relation to Singapore’s history and the museum boom of the past decade.

Source: HistoriaSG – Museums in Southeast Asia: A Brief Cultural History Tickets, Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

National Museum of the Philippines is Hiring

Positions available at the National Museum of the Philippines, including the Archaeology Division:

We have 51 full time positions open for permanent hiring and these are advertised in our website nationalmuseum.gov.ph, the Civil Service website and in JobStreet Philippines. The deadline for submission of applications is on or before September 29. Most positions require civil service eligibility, an inclination for museum work and other proofs of qualifications. Please refer to the advertised posts.

Job vacancies are for the Archaeology Division, Architectural Arts and Built Heritage Division, Botany and National Herbarium Division, Cultural Properties Regulation Division, Ethnology Division, Fine Arts Division, Geology and Paleontology Division, Human Resource Management Division, Museum Services Division, and Zoology Division.

The approval from the government through the Department of Budget and Management for the reorganization of the National Museum took place last year and included 235 new positions – an unprecedented development in the history of the National Museum and the Civil Service of the Philippines. This has meant upgrading the capabilities of the NM with higher entry levels, better qualifications and more management. This progress has meant improved systems in the protection and promotion of our national patrimony.

For more information, please email nationalmuseumrecruitment@gmail.com. For brief queries you may phone (02) 527 6621 Monday-Friday, 8 am-12 noon and 1-5 pm.

Vietnamese archaeological treasures continue tour of Germany

via Vietnam Net, 18 September 2017:

Nearly 400 archaeological treasures from Vietnam are being displayed at the Reiss Engelhorn Museum, Germany’s Mannheim city, in an exhibition that opened on September 15.

Source: Vietnamese archaeological treasures continue tour of Germany – News VietNamNet

Sarawak Museum to close for two and a half years for conservation works

via Borneo Post, 21 September 2017

KUCHING: The Sarawak Museum will be temporarily closed from Oct 23 onwards for a period of two and a half years. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the temporary closure was …

Source: Sarawak Museum to close for two and a half years for conservation works – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

Museo del Galeon to relive romance of the high seas

via Philippine Inquirer, 04 September 2017: The soft opening of the new Museo del Galeon in Manila, dedicated to the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade.

Former Senate president Edgardo J. Angara had called it an “executive preview” while the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had termed it “a soft-opening,” but there was no doubt the whole affair sought to relive the romance of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade that historians now admit pioneered global inter-ocean trade as we know it now. […]

Source: Museo del Galeon to relive romance of the high seas | Inquirer lifestyle

Chiang Mai Museum reopens after renovation

via Bangkok Post, 27 July 2017:

The Chiang Mai National Museum has a new face after four years of renovation. Reopened on June 14, it brings exhibitions to life using state-of-the-art technology and presentations, and hopes to attract younger visitors.

Source: A new Lanna gem | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

Intramuros monuments among Philippines new National Cultural Treasures

via Philippine Inquirer, 17 July 2017: The National Museum of the Philippines has declared a number of properties as National Cultural Treasures. The list includes buildings in Intramuros, Vigan, and museum buildings in Manila.

Intramuros monuments, Vigan bridge, Silang church, Pagsanjan arch declared National Cultural Treasures

Source: Intramuros monuments, Vigan bridge, Silang church, Pagsanjan arch declared National Cultural Treasures | Inquirer lifestyle