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Capacity Building for Museums in Myanmar: Collections, Conservation and Management

Project summary

Sector: Arts and Culture

Country location: Myanmar

Participating countries: Myanmar, Australia

Grantee: AusHeritage

Project Description

AusHeritage, Australia's network of heritage professionals, is delivering a 5-day museum workshop in Myanmar, with the support of the Myanmar Ministry of Religious and Cultural Affairs. The project will assist in capacity building through training local staff in museum procedures, collection management and visitor services. Furthering Myanmar connections first established during an AusHeritage workshop in Bagan, Myanmar in 2004, the AusHeritage team of Charlotte Galloway (Australian National University), Vinod Daniel (AusHeritage and IndHeritage) and Alex Marsden (Museums Australia) bring to this project extensive museum experience and familiarity with the challenges of working in developing countries. Dr Galloway has recently been working with Myanmar museum collections and is coordinating this workshop to share Australian museum expertise with Myanmar counterparts. With museums playing an increasingly significant role as local and foreign tourist numbers grow in Myanmar skills in maintaining collections, creating displays and providing visitor information are identified as areas of need in this sector. Dialogues will be established to link our Myanmar colleagues with AusHeritage members to support local staff into the future as Myanmar's museum sector expands.

Key Dates

  • Workshop, Bagan, 28 November 2016 to 02 December 2016

Social media accounts: Daily updates of project and images on facebook and will also post on Australian Embassy website, in consultation with local embassy advisor, to promote Australian support of these activities

Australia-ASEAN Council grant offer: $14,910 (No GST payable)

Total project value: $33,410


Last Updated: 15 August 2016
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