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Hero image: Decorating a lis-alis (traditional Madurese fishing boat), Telaga Biru, Madura, 1999. Credit: Jeffrey Mellefont.

Navigating Heritage, Connecting Cultures

Interpreting Shared Histories through Southeast Asian Maritime Collections


SEA-Collections is an initiative designed to enhance collaboration between curators and museums in the ASEAN region and Australia.

The project aims to facilitate the interpretation and communication of maritime heritage through museum collections, promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of interconnected histories. Stay updated with our latest news and project developments here.

Ikat Pelapai from Lampung, Sumatra (National Gallery of Australia collection): Credit: Jeffrey Mellefont.

The SEA-Collections Project is made possible through grant funding from the Australia-ASEAN Council.

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