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12 September 2012 | last updated at 08:46AM
Malacca to set up archaeology institute


Heritage-rich Malacca plans to set up an institute of archaeology, with the help of the Institute for Conservation and Restoration (ICR) of Rome, in an effort to produce skilled manpower in the restoration of museum artefact.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the institute would be allocated an initial grant of RM2 million from the Heritage Fund to carry out its operations.
“In Malaysia, we have yet to have such an institute to train skilled workers in repair work and restoration of museum artefact. It is time that Malacca set up this institute with the help of the ICR.

“For a start, the institute will operate as an academy before being upgraded to a skills institute in repair work and restoration of artefact, painting and pottery for public display,” he said after visiting the ICR in Rome on Friday.

ICR director Giseela Capponi was on hand to brief the Malaysian entourage, led by Malacca Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob.

Other members of the entourage included Malacca Tourism, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Wira Latiff Tamby Chik and Malacca Museum Corporation general manager Datuk Khamis Abas.

After visiting the Vatican City, Khalil and Ali had a discussion with Professor Leigh Robinson of Scotland’s Stirling University on sports development.

Ali also attended a product update event organised by Tourism Melaka. Bernama

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Malaysia now has four world heritage sites
Posted on 2 July 2012 – 07:47pm
Last updated on 2 July 2012 – 10:22pm

Commissioner of Heritage Malaysia Datuk Siti Zuraina Majid, (third from left), leading the Malaysian delegation to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in St Petersburg, Russia. BERNAMA
KUALA LUMPUR (July 2, 2012): Malaysia now has four World Heritage Sites recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (Unesco) World Heritage List, the latest being the Archaelogical Heritage of the Lenggong Valley (AHLV) in Perak.

The others are the historic cities of Melaka and George Town along the Straits of Melaka, Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak and Kinabalu Park in Sabah.

The listing of AHLV by Unesco is also 953rd on the World Heritage List in the current session of the World Heritage Committee here, and it also “testifies another dimension of the global recognition of Malaysia as a nation endowed with and committed to the conservation and protection of its world renowned heritage”, the National Heritage Department said in a statement from St Petersburg, Russia today.

Malaysia is a member of the 21-nation World Heritage Committee that decides on the inscription, referral or deferral of properties proposed for nomination, a position it was elected to, for a four-year term (2011-2015).

The department said the lush Lenggong Valley contained artefactual evidence in the open air and cave sites spanning all the periods of hominid history outside Africa.

It said the series of caves and open air sites along the Perak River in the Lenggong Valley were an exceptional testimony to occupation of the area, particularly during the Palaeolithic era, but during the Neolithic and Bronze age periods from 1.83 million years ago to 1,700 years ago.

These sites represent one of the longest records of early man in a single locality in the world.

The department said Malaysians should be proud that this inscription by Unesco meant that the Lenggong Valley was an important site for humankind to be shared by all in the world.

With this comes a serious responsibility to protect and preserve its outstanding universal value for future generations, it added.

Datuk Zuraina Majid, the Commissioner of Heritage Malaysia, led the Malaysian delegation to the meeting here.

Others in the team include Professor Dr A. Ghafar Ahmad, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Wilfred Landong and Syahrin Abdullah.

Malaysia’s Permanent Delegate to Unesco, Mohd Zulkifli Mohammed, also attended the meeting. – Bernama

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Paul Loosley’s George & Oscar on Film (2nd edition)

October 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Join Paul Loosley, Director of Axis Films and an adjunct professor at Limkokwing University as he
examines two great works by two very different Irish playwrights, George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. Both were Dublin-born, a little more than a year apart, and while both had much to say about society, were used their remarkable writing skills to say quite dramatically different things in quite contrastingly different ways.

The second edition will see a screening of four different movies, two movies each by George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. This series of movie screenings will take place at 3.00 pm, on 2nd , 9th, 16th and 23rd October 2011 at Indicine, klpac. Admission is free and so is the seating arrangement.

Paul Loosely's Oscar and George on Film

Paul Loosely’s George and Oscar on Film

The movies that will be screened are as follows:

2nd October at 3.00 pm George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara
The play presents a brilliant question to the public about morals – if an arms manufacturer can give a good life to its employees and create many job opportunities to people, is it morally wrong for them to be making and selling weapons that causes destruction and mayhem? This is the question that Barbara, the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, is facing. Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army and the daughter of an arms dealer. When she finds that her father is one of the Salvation Army’s biggest financial benefactors, her difficulty in dealing with her father’s ethics are made worse.

9th October at 3.00 pm Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan
This comedy revolves around Lady Windermere, who discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. When she confronts her husband about this matter, not only does he not resolve it, instead he invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to her birthday ball. Angered by her husband’s move, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what had happened, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband.

16th October at 3.00 pm George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan
This play is about the life and trial of Joan of Arc. It was published not long after the canonization of Joan of Arc by the Roman Catholic Church. The play dramatises what is known of her life based on records of her trial.

23rd October at 3.00 pm Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
This play is reputedly filled with gay code words and references and sadly was Wilde’s last play. It is a satire on how, in Wilde’s world, marriage, responsibility, wealth and birthright matters more than honesty, love, affection and honour. And the fact that everyone is pretending to be someone they are not.

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