Conference: Reign of the Kangxi Emperor

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The Asian Civilisations Museum dropped me a note about their upcoming one-day conference on the Reign of the 17th century Kangxi Emperor, in conjunction with the museum’s major exhibition for the year. The conference will touch on the life and times of the Kangxi Emperor, and also his foreign policy in which Southeast Asia features.


Reign of the Kangxi Emperor

A Conference at the Asian Civilisations Museum
21 March 2009
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Cham Sculpture museum launches online presence

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Speaking of websites, the Cham Museum of Da Nang Province was also recently launched their own website last week. Da Nang is some 30 km away from Hoi An, and the 90-year-old museum is home to a large repository of stone, terracotta and bronze statuary from Cham sies like My Son and Tra Kieu.

Cham Sculpture Museum’s website unveiled
Vietnam Net Bridge, 21 January 2009
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Malacca skeleton highlight of museum's archaeology exhibition

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A 600-year-old skeleton, one of the four recovered during the discovery of the old fort walls of Malacca, is the highlight of the Archaeology Discovery Exhibition at the Negri Sembilan Museum. The article states erroneously that four skeletons were found during the excavation – actually, 10 skeletons were found, but only four of the better-preserved and more complete skeletons were recovered.

600-year-old skeleton pulls in the crowd
New Straits Times, 21 November 2008
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Philippine National Museum reiterates that underwater archaeology project is environmentally-harmless

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The Philippine National Museum, in conjunction with an underwater archaeology foundation surveying for shipwrecks in Philippine waters, reiterated that the surveying activities in the waters of the eastern Catanduanes province do not have a detrimental environmental impact. The survey is searching in particular for two Spanish galleons said to have sunk off the coast in the vicinity.

Nat’l Museum says HNAF galleon search “safe”
Catanduanes Tribune, 15 October 2008
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