SOAS University of London

SAAAP's 3rd Summer Programme in Singapore, 1st-7th July 2018

27 February 2018

We are excited to announce the 3rd annual Summer Programme in Southeast Asian Art History, organised by the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS, the Freer|Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution (USA) and the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). This year's event will be held in Singapore from 1-7 July 2018.

The Programme's focus will be on the ancient to pre-modern Buddhist and Brahmanical art in the museum and archive collections of Southeast Asia, and will address current major issues in Southeast Asian museology, conservation, and heritage preservation. The line-up of participants will include art historians and museum experts from around the world, as well as the curators of the museums of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

The Summer Programme is open to graduate and postgraduate students as well as professionals and researchers in relevant subjects. It will be taking place in the Shaw Foundation Alumni House on the campus of the National University of Singapore (NUS), with participants staying in the central museum district of the city.

This year, the Programme will be offering to pay for flights for a number of post-graduate students from Southeast Asia on a needs basis. Full details of the grants available, as well as a detailed summary of the Programme's aims can be found on the Brochure, which can be downloaded here:

Summer Programme Brochure

To apply for the flights, students are asked to fill out the below application form and email to Peter Sharrock at and Emma Natalya Stein at by the 20th March 2018. The application form can be found here:

Summer Programme Application Form

Successful candidates will be notified by 15 April.