Tech and its role in museum makeovers

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The following article was prepared by Ruth Dhanaraj for the Hindu on 19th April 2022. Vinod Daniel. Credits: Special Arrangements Vinod Daniel, an internationally-recognised museum expert, talks about the need for preventive conservation and for smart uses of tech in this field. Gone are the days of yore when museums were trusty harbours for dusty relics. With a growing awareness to…

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EK Nayanar Memorial Museum, Kerala inauguration

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Vinod Daniel (Chair AusHeritage) at the opening of the EK Nayanar Memorial Museum in Kerala, India. With the Chief Minister of Kerala Mr Pinarayi Vijayan and several Ministerial colleagues. Vinod has been involved in developing this museum along with several Indian organisations. The following article was prepared by  Times of India on 2nd April 2022. Party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the…

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What to know about Joumou, Haiti’s historic freedom soup now added to UNESCO’s cultural heritage list

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The following article was prepared by Francis Akhalbey for Face 2 Face Africa on 17th December 2021. The cultural agency of the United Nations, UNESCO, on Thursday, added Haiti’s popular Joumou Soup to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, saying the meal is “so much more than just a dish”, Al Jazeera reported. UNESCO has added Haiti's Joumou…

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Building a Legacy – Sustainable Heritage Management Masterclass

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UNESCO Bangkok is calling for applications for the inaugural ‘Sustainable Heritage Management Masterclass on Building a Legacy’ which will be conducted online from February through March 2022. The Masterclass follows up the 2020 ‘Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course’. Focusing on exemplary case studies from the Asia-Pacific region, the Masterclass series invites participants to pose questions about what constitutes success in…

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Vale Tan Yeow Wooi – A Great Friend of AusHeritage

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Members of AusHeritage who have had the pleasure of participating in missions to George Town, Penang in Malaysia will be both shocked and saddened to hear of the death of local conservation architect Tan Yeow Wooi.  He was the director of the Tan Yeow Wooi Culture and Heritage Research Studio which focuses on heritage conservation and architectural design.  He was…

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Penang’s 211-year-old temple wins UNESCO cultural heritage conservation award

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The following article was prepared by Opalyn Mok for Malay mail on 1st December 2021 https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/12/01/penangs-211-year-old-temple-wins-unesco-cultural-heritage-conservation-awar/2025141#.YadfVpKVCBA.whatsapp GEORGE TOWN, Dec 1 — The Thai Pak Koong (Ng Suk) Temple in Penang received the Award of Merit at the 2021 Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation today. The temple was one of nine projects from six countries and the only one…

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HOPE IN THE DARK? The potential of heritage conservation, management and presentation today.

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Explore the heritage industry today with our special guest speakers. Hear from museum leaders, conservation specialists and built heritage project managers as they dive into a discussion on what is happening in the Asia-Pacific region right now. Speakers include Alex Marsden, Director of Alex Marsden Cultural Services and AusHeritage Director Sharon Veale, CEO and Partner at GML Heritage and AusHeritage…

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Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference – The Future of the Past

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Presented by Engineering New Zealand’s Otago Heritage Chapter Themed ‘The Future of the Past’, the conference will focus on heritage engineering or technology which has endured, undergone development, restoration and repurposing to claim its place in the future. Situated in Dunedin, it's a theme that aligns well with the region that’s full of interesting heritage! And there’s opportunity to experience…

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Industrial Heritage in Australia: From Labour to Leisure

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Asian Network of Industrial Heritage: Sixth Issue Bulletin / June 2021, p33 to 37 Peter Romey ( Deputy Chair, AusHeritage) In recent decades there has been an increasing interest in industrial heritage, and more specifically the adaptation of redundant industrial sites for new uses. Australia is no exception, and our country has a rich heritage of industrial places, despite our…

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