Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project (16 April – 11 May 2012)
The Archaeology Unit (AU) gave financial travel assistance to Southeast Asian archaeologists interested in pursuing a four-week underwater archaeology fieldwork program at the Clarence (1850) shipwreck in Port Phillip Bay, near the city of Melbourne, in Australia, with a maximum of SGD$2,000 per applicant. After a call for applications in February 2012, four applicants were selected. The applicants were asked to give a presentation on their fieldwork experience at the Institute of Southeast Asian studies, at a half-day symposium held on May 31st, 2012, entitled, “Symposium: Southeast Asian Underwater Archaeology.”
For more information regarding the AHSP project, please visit their official website: http://www.ahspp.org.au/
Myanmar-Singapore Archaeology Training and Research Project (27 December 2013 to 12 January 2014)
The AU conducted a Myanmar-Singapore Archaeology Training and Research Project in collaboration with the Myanmar Ministry of Culture and the University Of Yangon Department Of Archaeology between 27 December 2013 to 12 January 2014 in Yangon, Pyay, and Bagan. The objective of the project was to gather data on life in the ancient royal palace of Bagan. ISEAS funded 10 Myanmar nationals for the training project.