The first meeting of the network is taking place as an online workshop on 8-9 September 2021.

The workshop will be divided between two days to account for time zones and maximise discussion and networking. We have scholars and museum professionals participating from the China, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam.

The Workshop programme can be downloaded here.

Aside from networking amongst colleagues, the aim of the workshop is to present short discussion papers to explore and map the landscape of private-sector activities in museums, heritage and commemoration in East and Southeast Asia.

The workshop will finish with a group discussion to set out the themes and agenda for a major conference at the University of Bristol in 2022.