APRU University Museums Research Symposium 2021

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For this year's symposium, we will reflect on the research and preservation of architectural heritage and its place in the urban landscape.

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APRU University Museums Research Symposium 2021

Universities and Architectural Heritage

15 – 16 November 2021

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a network of universities from Asia, Australasia and the Americas. The association established the APRU University Museums Research Symposium in 2012 to bring participants together for the sharing of research and education initiatives concerning their universities’ cultural and scientific collections.

This year, we will reflect on the research and preservation of architectural heritage and its place in the urban landscape. Architectural heritage involves multidisciplinary perspectives and collaborations which demonstrate expertise in science, culture, and the environment. Continuity and change have become crucial considerations when looking at our built environment and heritage buildings, as evident in recent examples of public health and climate concerns. The Asia-Pacific landscape especially provides a cross-cultural platform on which developments in architectural heritage research, education and practice can flourish, allowing ideas exchanged during the Symposium among universities, museums, and its collaborators to form a foundation upon which future research can be based.

15 November

Panel 1: Architectural History

Keynote Speaker: Dr Wu Ping-Sheng. National Cheng Kung University, Department of Architecture. Director, NCKU Museum.

16 November

Panel 2: Urban Regeneration and Architectural Planning

Keynote Speaker: Dr Kinoshita Hikaru. Kansai University, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering.

Panel 3: Sustainability and Conservation

Keynote Speaker: Dr Louise Cooke. University of York, Archaeology Department.

Please click here to view symposium details and themes. The programme booklet can be downloaded here. The respective webinar links will be sent to your emails closer to the event date.

For all attendees:

Registration is required to attend this conference and must be done through Eventbrite.

Registration opens on 13 Sep and closes on 14 November.

Please note that this symposium is held entirely online.

Digital element:

Due to Covid-19 affecting worldwide travel and aviation, the symposium will be 100% online, including post-symposium activities.

Kindly note that all times reflected in the programme are in GMT +8, and that the programme may be subject to change.

Cancellation policy

As far as possible, changes in the programme will be communicated to attendees in advance.

Unless the event is cancelled by the organiser, no refunds will be made after payment.

In the event that the programme is cancelled by the NUS Baba House, you will be provided with a full refund.

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Built around 1895, 157 Neil Road is a three-storey townhouse located in Singapore’s historic district of Blair Plain, presented as a heritage house which contextualises Peranakan Chinese material culture and aesthetics within a domestic setting.

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