Object-Based Learning Workshops for Academics and Research Affiliates

You can’t visit Southeast Asia, so we are bringing Southeast Asia to you!

Join us to explore Southeast Asia at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

Southeast Asia remains as vibrant, important and engaging as ever, and we are keen to share our passion for this region with researchers from across the University. Recognising that international travel remains heavily restricted, the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre has partnered with the University’s new Chau Chak Wing Museum to bring Southeast Asia to you.

Using the Museum’s rich and varied collections, and working inside the Museum itself, we invite you to join us for an object-based learning workshop relating to your area of research. These workshops are organised around the following five themes:

  • Economic and Social Development
  • Environment and Resources
  • Health
  • Heritage and the Arts
  • State and Society

They will provide a unique opportunity to come together as a community of researchers, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the Chau Chak Wing Museum’s collections and facilities.

A restricted number of places are available so make sure to lodge your application early! (Groups will be limited to a maximum of 24 participants.)

Further information

To be eligible for this workshop, applicants must be:

  • An academic, research affiliate or honourary associate at the University of Sydney
  • Based in Sydney or able to travel to Sydney for the purposes of the workshop
  • A member of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre – sign up here.
  • Tuesday 9 March, 3-5pm – Economic and Social Development
  • Tuesday 16 March, 3-5pm – Environment and Resources
  • Tuesday 30 March, 3-5pm – Health
  • Tuesday 20 April, 3-5pm – Heritage and the Arts
  • Tuesday 27 April, 3-5pm – State and Society  

Applicants are required to fill out this application form at least ONE WEEK prior to the scheduled workshop.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Please email any queries about the workshops and the application process to sseac@sydney.edu.au.


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre reserves the right to cancel these events on short notice. The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre will be closely monitoring the situation and following NSW Health Advice to assess all risks associated with the workshops, and will notify participants of any changes to the program. In participating in these workshops, all individuals will be required to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices so as to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19.