via Antara News, 27 February 2020: A new initiative by ASEAN aims to be a digital archive of key artifacts in Southeast Asia. The digitised collections current come from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand and artefacts from other countries will be scanned in a later phase. I’ve added a link to the archive on the resources page.
The first digital archive of the valuable historical and cultural heritage of ASEAN member states was launched today, according to a written statement issued by ASEAN Secretariat and received here Thursday. The ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) website showcases over 160 digitized heritage items from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
The website provides visitors with an in-depth look into the collections of museums, galleries and libraries through three-dimensional (3D) models, images, audio recordings and valuable videos of the cultural heritage of the three countries participating in the project’s first phase.
The ACHDA project is an important step in ASEAN’s pursuit towards enhancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the region, Deputy-Secretary General of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Kung Phoak stated in his opening remarks.