SOAS University of London

Summer programme in Southeast Asian Art History and Conservation in Trawas, East Java, Indonesia

15 May 2016
Summer programme in Southeast Asian Art History and Conservation in Trawas, East Java, Indonesia

Dates of Summer School: 23 July – 2 August 2016

This Summer School, open to international but especially Indonesian students, will study aspects of premodern Javanese Art History, from the Central Javanese ‘Hindu-Buddhist’ period to the late Majapahit and Early Islamic period (ca. 8th-early 17th century).

The programme, which is intended to become annual, is the result of a partnership between the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) and ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore), Universitas Surabaya (Indonesia), and the SOAS Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) at the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Art.

The Summer programme will be taught by a pool of ten Indonesian and European experts from different disciplinary backgrounds. There will be evening sessions given by SAAAP alumni. It will showcase the state-of-the-art research on Javanese art, history and religion through the interpretation of monuments, reliefs, statuary, and artefacts. It will also cover conservation techniques and approaches to museology. The 10-day session will include tours to some of the 100 archaeological sites around Mt Penanggungan, which have been the focus of intensive exploration by the Ubaya University Expeditionary Team for the last four years.

Full Programme for the Summer School in Southeast Asian Art History and Conservation in Trawas, East Java, Indonesia (pdf; 1461kb)  

For further information, contact:

Dr Peter Sharrock on ps56@soas.ac.uk.