A six member senior heritage delegation from Australia visited Kuala Lumpur on February 17-18, 2020. The delegation from AusHeritage, Australia’s International Heritage Network had a working session with Think City officials, delivered a workshop on Risk Management for Collections at the Islamic Art Museum and also met with the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Arts, Mr Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik.
The delegation includes AusHeritage Chair and Museum Specialist Mr Vinod Daniel, AusHeritage Deputy Chair and Built Heritage Specialist Mr Roger Beeston, AusHeritage Treasurer and Cultural Tourism Specialist Mr Graham Ormsby, AusHeritage Secretary and Built Heritage Specialist Ms Robyn Riddett, AusHeritage Board Member and Interpretation Specialist David Huxtable and AusHeritage Member and Archaeologist Mr Peter Douglas.
AusHeritage has worked closely with Malaysia for nearly two decades in several projects including the Kapitan Keling Mosque, Suffolk House and Museum Negara and currently has memorandums of understanding with Think City, the Islamic Art Museum and George Town World Heritage Incorporated.
Mr Vinod Daniel, AusHeritage Chair said that the visit and meetings were very productive and AusHeritage over the immediate future will work closely with Malaysian counterparts on capacity building within the Museum sector, built heritage conservation management and other areas which would be of mutual benefit.
AusHeritage is Australia’s international network for cultural heritage. The organisation’s members include Australian universities, national collecting institutions, State galleries, libraries and museums, private architectural firms and private and government conservation services.
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