Remember that paper model of Angkor Wat? In this week’s rojak, find out how you can make a paper model of a Buddha from Borobudur!
- The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute has a website featuring their collections of Southeast Asian Ceramics.
- Simon Usborne asks in The Independent if Unesco is damaging the world’s treasures more than it is protecting it, and whether the World Heritage stamp is a mere marketing gimmick aimed as increasing tourist visitors. (For a more imformative read about the meaning of heritage and Unesco’s role in defining heritage, I recommend The Uses Of Heritage by Laurajane Smith).
- Over at our Facebook page, Alfa Noranda from the community heritage advocacy MADYA posts and appeal concerning the plans to build a cement factory on the archaeologically rich region of Mount Kendeng.
- On a lighter note, Dan’s Toy Museum has fun with the Indiana Jones Akator Temple Race game here and here.
- And finally, learn how you can make a papercraft model of a Buddha at Borobudur here. (Bonus assignment: If you make one of these, send me a picture and I’ll feature it in a rojak!)
In this series of ocassional rojaks (published on Wednesdays) I feature other sites in the blogosphere that are related to archaeology in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak?Â Email me!