Scholars to share latest research

Topics will cover archaeology, fine arts, museums and cultural heritage in Southeast Asia. (Photo courtesy of Seameo Spafa)

More than 30 scholars will be sharing their research in archaeology, arts and cultural heritage of Southeast Asia during the "Seameo Spafa International Conference On Southeast Asian Archaeology And Fine Arts (Spafacon2021)", which will go online from Dec 13 to 17.

This is the fourth edition of the international conference held to mark the 50th anniversary of Seameo Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (Seameo Spafa), an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of Southeast Asian archaeology, fine arts and cultural heritage.

The five-day event will see experts from around the region and the world share their latest research and development in Southeast Asian archaeology, performing arts, visual art and cultural heritage.

A total of 34 papers will be presented, covering a wide geographic range including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam and including topics on recent archaeological discoveries; pottery and boat building traditions; photography and dance in archaeology; and museum studies.

The conference will begin with a panel discussion on the topic of "Archaeology And Cultural Heritage In The Time Of Reopening" on Dec 13 at 10am and conclude with "Geological Museum Innovation To Dealing With Covid-19 Pandemic" on Dec 17.

The conference will be conducted in English and broadcast on Spafa's Facebook page ( and on the Zoom platform.

There is no admission fee. Visit

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