Proceedings from the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage online

The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage was held earlier this month in Manila, and the proceedings are now online hosted by the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. You’ll find a number of papers related to underwater and maritime archaeology including one bit of research I was involved in on the rock art of Tham Phrayanaga or Viking Cave in Southern Thailand.

New museum on the Intramuros of Manila

The museum of the Manila’s walled city, Intramuros, scheduled to open next year will hold US$35 million worth of antiques and artifacts. The museum will feature displays dating back to the 17th century.

tranvia grill
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Intramuros museum to house P1.5b artifacts [Link no longer active]
Manila Standard Today, 20 August 2011
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Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (Manila, Nov 2011)

Manila and the National Museum of the Philippines is hosting the inaugural Asia-Pacific regional conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage. The deadline for the first call for papers has just passed, but there is a second call whose deadline is on March.

The Asian Academy for Heritage Management warmly invites you to Manila, The Philippines from November 8 – 12 2011 for our inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage.

This conference aims to:

* exchange and disseminate information about underwater cultural heritage in Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans
* facilitate professional development for underwater archaeologists and underwater cultural heritage managers in the Asia-Pacific region
* provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas about and approaches to underwater cultural heritage and underwater archaeology
* publish the proceedings both online and in print and disseminate to a wide audience

We hope that a wide range of people involved with underwater cultural heritage will attend including those from universities, government agencies, museums, NGOs, IGOs, the private sector and the community.

Full details on the official conference website.

Historic sites in Manila placed on risk list

Manila’s historic sites dating to the Spanish period have been labelled as most vulnerable by the Global Heritage Fund, owing to the government’s inaction over development and over-commercialisation.

Forward and Upward
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Intramuros, Fort Santiago among ‘most vulnerable’ historic sites—intl group
GMA News, 29 October 2010
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