via The Nation, 10 September 2018: The former home of Silpa Bhirasri, the Italian founder of Thailand’s Silpakorn University, is given a new lease on life.
Devoted Silpakorn students and alumni have tracked down and spruced up a former home of Silpa Bhirasri
Source: A rediscovered gem
via Panay News, 05 Sep 2018: Unauthorised renovations made on a century-old church in the Philippines.
Molo Church, Iloilo City. Source: Panay News, 05 Sep 2018
The Sangguniang Panlungsod’s (SP) committee on tourism and cultural affairs has recommended the filing of charges against Monsignor Maurillo Silva, administrator of St. Anne Parish in Molo district for the unauthorized renovation of the Molo Church’s convent.
The charges could be for violation of Republic Act 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009) and the National Building Code, among others, according to the committee chaired by Councilor Candice Tupas.
Source: Priest faces raps for Molo convent renovation
via Bangkok Post, 18 July 2018:
Nakhon Phanom: A landslide caused by heavy rain seriously damaged two centuries-old teakwood houses located by a scenic river in the tourist district of Tha Uthen.
Source: Rains ruin ancient houses
via The Nation, 07 July 2018: A recent waking tour of Bangkok’s Front Palace (Wang Na) area.
A recent walking tour took in the architectural wonders that once formed part of the Front Palace
Source: In their former glory – The Nation
via Bluprintm, 5 June 2018
Without protective plastering, the coralline limestone facade of the Miagao Church glows a golden sheen dawn after dawn belying signs of worsening decay under its skin
Source: Miagao Church’s naked coralline limestone, a mistake for authenticity – Bluprint
via Bangkok Post, 12 June 2018: Wang Na, or the Front Palace, is more commonly known as the National Museum in Bangkok.
While the Grand Palace is world famous for its palatial architecture, the old Front Palace, or Wang Na, of ancient viceroys is hidden in obscurity although its beauty is second to none. Today it is just known simply as the National Museum Bangkok, rather than a palace with deep historical and artistic significance.
Source: Bringing back the forgotten palace
via The Hindu, 07 June 2018:
Steeped in history and legend, Angkor Wat forges a special bond with Indians
Source: Angkor Wat: A bridge to the past
via Viet Nam News, 11 May 2018:
The central province, in co-operation with the Institute for Conservation of Monuments under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will begin an urgent project to protect B3 tower in the UNESCO-recognised Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary from collapse before rainy season.
Source: Chăm tower to be reinforced
via ABS-CBN News, 1 June 2018: Last week, the Juan Luna Building in Manila, which is the home of the National Archives of the Philippines, caught fire. Fortunately no historic documents were lost (the documents are kept elsewhere), but the building itself was historic.
Early this week, panic swept through the heritage conservation set, the culturati, historians, and concerned citizens of Facebook as news broke that our National Archives was on fire. That it was the building that was burning, and not all the documentation housed inside it, came almost as an afterthought.
Source: What we lost in the fire: Notes on our archives, and the buildings that house them
via Myanmar Times, 28 May 2018:
The authorities will permit a limited number of visitors to climb five pagodas in Bagan to view the sunrise and sunset starting in September, said U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum in Bagan.
Source: Officials to reopen some Bagan pagodas to climbing tourists