NTU launches Singapore’s first master’s in museum studies and curatorial practices

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via Straits Times, 17 January 2018: Nanyang Technological University just launched a MA degree programme in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices.

Singapore News -SINGAPORE – Singapore’s first master’s programme in museum studies and curatorial practices was formally launched on Wednesday (Jan 17) to meet the demand for more experts in the growing arts and heritage sectors that have registered record crowd numbers.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: NTU launches Singapore’s first master’s in museum studies and curatorial practices, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Conference: The Future of Preservation

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An upcoming conference in Singapore of possible interest to readers.

The Future of Preservation
10 – 11 September 2014, 9 am – 6 pm
Organised by: Preservation of Sites and Monuments of the National Heritage Board
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Registration Fee: $20

“The Future of Preservation” is a 2-day conference organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments division of the National Heritage Board, involving international speakers and an ASEAN panel.
Distinguished professionals and practitioners with expertise in the field of preservation will share different key approaches and principles that govern best practice, issues of authenticity and integrity, sustainability, and use of technology. The importance of intangible heritage, the place of memory and the role of partners and stakeholders will also be discussed.

Key Speakers:
Dr Stefano de Caro (Director-General, ICCROM)
Dr Birgitta Ringbeck (Advisor to the Minister, Multilateral Culture and Media Policy / World Heritage, Germany)
Dato Zuraina Majid (Commissioner for Heritage, Malaysia)
Dr Eric Zerrudo (Director of the UST Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and the Environment in the Tropics and Director-Consultant of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines)
Mr Didier Repellin (Chief Architect for Historic Monuments, France)
Dr Marina Sokhan (Head of Conservation, City and Guilds of London Art School)
Ms Jennifer Dinsmore (Halahan Associates Conservation Consultant, City and Guilds of London Art School)
Mr Mok Wei Wei (Managing Director, W Architects Pte Ltd)
Mr Jean-Francois Milou (Principal Architect and Lead Partner, StudioMilou Architecture)
Mr Garth Sheldon (Managing Director, Architectural Restoration Consultants Pte Ltd)

No plans for excavated fort

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Singapore’s National Heritage Board has no plans to gazette the foundations of the 100-year-old Fort Tanjong Katong for the time being. The fort was excavated in 2004 through a community grassroots effort and later reburied to prevent further deterioration to the stone foundations of the site.

Excavated bastion of Fort Tanjong Katong

Fort Tanjong Katong will not be gazetted
AsiaOne, 19 May 2010
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Ancient Singapore becomes virtual in online game

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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
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National Heritage Board (Singapore) Scholarship

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The National Heritage Board of Singapore is offering scholarships to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. I’m not sure if this scholarship is applicable for archaeology, but a number of related fields are:

NHB scholarship

The NHB scholarship scheme provides financial assistance for promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduates studies in the fields of heritage and/or museum management or administration.

The grant is awarded only once for the duration of the study and is non-renewable. Grant quantum is 100% of study costs and is capped at a maximum of $100,000. Some of the areas of study allowed under the Scheme are:

· Conservation
· Museum Education
· General Museum Studies
· Curatorial Studies
· Museum Exhibition Design
· Archival Studies
· Art History
· Heritage Education

Download the forms here.