Archive for the ‘Sites of Interest’ Category

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2nd Call for Papers for The Inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, Nov 2011

May 24, 2011



The MUA is proud to support the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage.  The deadline for their second call for papers is 30 June 2011.  This is an excellent opportunity to exchange and disseminate information about underwater cultural heritage and underwater archaeology in Asia, the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
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

You can read more about this historic conference to be held in Manila, Philippines here:
http://www.apconf.org/

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Google Art Project and the MUA Maritime Art Gallery

February 8, 2011

Google recently announced a new online initiative called “Art Project” in
which they partnered with 17 art museums around the world and placed high
resolution images online for the public to explore. Each piece includes
viewing notes (click the <<i symbol), information about the artist, and
links to more images by the artist across museums. In addition the
website allows viewers to create their own collection of images selected
from any of the museums.

The MUA has taken advantage of that feature and created a collection
within the Google Art Project of the 41 maritime related images we found
across all 17 museums. We will update the MUA gallery whenever new
museums are added to the project . We invite you to explore this virtual
maritime art museum by clicking on the link on our home page at:

http://www.themua.org

Enjoy!

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Underwater Cultural Heritage in Oceania

August 31, 2010

The folks at UNESCO have announced the digital publication of, “Underwater Cultural Heritage in Oceania.” You can view the PDF version here:

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001887/188770e.pdf

Underwater Cultural Heritage in Oceania


Our thanks go out to Barbara Egger for sending that link to us.

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La Belle Inventory

April 26, 2010

The Corpus Christi Museum and the Texas Historical Commission are doing
a re-inventory of the La Belle collection over the next year or so.
Every Friday, They will post another entry about the ongoing work or
about artifacts from the (enormous) collection.

You can view their site here:

http://corpuschristimuseumlabelle.blogspot.com