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In response to the disaster, we are embarking on a project to inventorize the heritage of Aceh, prioritizing the tsunami-hit areas. We feel that this documentation project is urgent for the following reasons:

  • To record the heritage damaged or destroyed by tsunami
  • To raise support for the damaged and endangered heritage
  • To identify and safeguard the surviving heritage, so that more heritage will not be lost during the imminent re-building process
  • To build up a database on Acehnese heritage, especially since the key archival and cultural institutions, the Pusat Dokumentasi Aceh (Aceh Documentation Center) and The Lembaga Kebudayan Aceh (LAKA) or Aceh Cultural Foundation, were destroyed during the tsunami.

Project Work and Outputs

For this purpose, we are focusing on the built heritage of Aceh, but are keeping our eyes open to including other forms of cultural heritage. This project will consist of the following:

  • On-site Inventory of 'before' and 'after' tsunami; if photographs of what existed 'before' cannot be found, then sketches will be made
  • Research of old photographs and historical information
  • Setting up a database - current, recent and old photographs, sketches, measured drawings, maps, plans, descriptions and historical information

We are aiming for the following outputs:

  • Putting up a website
  • Publishing a CD
  • Producing an inventory book
  • Making a short documentary film
At this critical time, there is a poverty of public records on the heritage of Aceh, although there might be a wealth of records in the Netherlands and other international collections. We appeal to individuals and institutions abroad to share their photographs and information on this website initially, and eventually to help rebuild Aceh's historical resource centres.


Save Aceh Heritage

Post-Tsunami Alert

Documenting
the Heritage of Aceh

Sponsors

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Introduction to Aceh
Aceh Heritage Sites

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Aceh Heritage
Community Foundation

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Renovation Project
(Ex Mulo School)

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Events

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LESTARI | POST-TSUNAMI ALERTDOCUMENTING THE HERITAGE OF ACEH | SPONSORS | INTRODUCTION TO ACEH | RENOVATION PROJECT |
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 INVENTORY OF HERITAGE SITES & BUILDINGS IN ACEHHERITAGE SITES
| ACEH HERITAGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION | EVENTS |

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