Workshop on the Manuscripts of Palm Leaf in ASEAN

Country Lao PDR
Status Completed
Source of Fund ACF
Sector/Classfication Culture

Brief Description

Pursuant to the decision of the 48th COCI meeting in held in Siam Reap, the workshop on the Palm Leaf Manuscripts in ASEAN Countries was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 15-16 December 2015. The Workshop was convened to bring together regional experts from ASEAN Member States which discussed ideas, experiences and relevant strategies for ancient books preservation.

Objective

Share the current state of preservation in respective AMS nations and address immediate problems and needs. Identify common and unique problems concerning human resources, technological expertise and physical challenges. Identify areas in which collaboration and the exchange of ideas can be made among the participating ASEAN countries. Utilize the expertise of three specialists from Malaysia, Thailand and Laos on the ways of preservation.

Outcome

Regional Presentation knowledge sharing among the Library Staffs from other ASEAN Member States on manuscripts and rare books preservation and protection.