Southeast Asian and Pacific National Museums as Sites of Memory

By Sarah Zwierzchowski In an article for Representations (later published as the introduction to his book, Les lieux de mémoire), French historian Pierre Nora presented the concept of lieux de mémoire to describe entities where “memory crystallizes and secretes itself.”[1] Sites of memory hold symbolic value contributing to the memorial heritage of communities and can… More Southeast Asian and Pacific National Museums as Sites of Memory

the project: memory, truth and reconciliation in timor-leste, indonesia & melanesia

“Memory, truth and reconciliation in Southeast Asia” is a project in collaborative analysis and policy recommendations that centres on a one-day workshop comparing the experience of truth and reconciliation in two Southeast Asian territories. One, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor), has completed a truth and reconciliation commission. The other, West Papua, is a… More the project: memory, truth and reconciliation in timor-leste, indonesia & melanesia