Germany gives 135,000 euros to restore quake-hit pagodas

Via Myanmar Times, 27 Feb 2018:

Germany has contributed 135,000 euros (K223.14 million) for the repair of two pagodas damaged by earthquakes in Bagan ancient cultural zone, Department of Archaeology and National Museum Director General U Kyaw Lwin Oo said on Monday.

Source: Germany gives 135,000 euros to restore quake-hit pagodas

Myanmar, Germany to jointly conserve cultural heritage

via Xinhua, 21 Feb 2018:

Myanmar and Germany have agreed to jointly conserve the cultural heritage of Bagan in northern Mandalay region, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.

According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Tuesday, Germany will provide technical aid to conduct a project of conserving the Nanpaya Temple, one of the 389 pagodas destroyed following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24 in 2016.

A training program for maintaining and preserving murals in the Narathihapate Pagoda will also be carried out, the MoU said.

Source: Myanmar, Germany to jointly conserve cultural heritage | Xinhua

Germany to help Myanmar renovate temple in ancient heritage zone

via Xinhua, 25 September 2017:

Germany will help Myanmar renovate the Manuha Cave Temple in Bagan ancient heritage zone in Mandalay region, said a report of the official Global New Light of Myanmar on Monday.

Manuha Temple is one of the oldest temples in the Bagan cultural zone.

The repair work will begin in January 2018 with the use of German technology, an official of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum was quoted as saying.

Source: Germany to help Myanmar renovate temple in ancient heritage zone – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Rave Scholarships for museum technicians and curators

The Rave Scholarships support practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries. Previous successful applicants have included Southeast Asians. Closing date for applications is April 15, 2016.

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The German-Cambodia Conservation School

A feature on the German-Cambodia Conservation School and their work in training Southeast Asian conservators.

Training in the German-Cambodia Conservation School. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20141003
Training in the German-Cambodia Conservation School. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20141003

Germany helps preserve heritage
Phnom Penh Post, 03 October 2014
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German murder mystery set in Angkor

German crime series ‘Tourists in Danger’ is currently filming an episode in Angkor, with the Bayon and Ta Nei as backdrops.

Filming Tourists in Danger at Angkor, Phnom Penh Post 20120323
Filming Tourists in Danger at Angkor, Phnom Penh Post 20120323

German ‘Tourists in Danger’ at Angkor
Phnom Penh Post, 23 March 2012
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Call for Proposals: Gerda Henkel Foundation M4HUMAN Fellowship programme

The Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering fellowships for experienced researchers in the humanities – including Archaeology, Art History, Prehistory and Early History. Applications close 15 June 2012.

Call for Proposals: Marie Curie Fellowships of the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Starting in 2011, the Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering Marie Curie Fellowships in the M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities and Islamic studies) programme aimed at supporting outstanding scholars. This funding initiative is co-financed by the European Commission under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research. One objective of this fixed-term programme is to increase networking between researchers in the historical humanities at the international level, including researchers in religious, cultural and political sciences under the special programme “Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements”. Other goals include the promotion of trans-national academic exchange, increasing transnational mobility, facilitating further education and the positive and long-term influencing of the research environment in both origin and destination countries. Research scholarships can be requested for a larger-scale research work or in connection with a research project.

For more details about this fellowship opportunity, see here.