shipwrecks

Belitung: The Afterlives of a Shipwreck

2023-07-03T11:05:27+08:00

Dr. Natali Pearson traces the 9C shipwreck Belitung's 'lives and afterlives', shifting our thinking about shipwrecks beyond the popular tropes of romance, pirates, and treasure, toward an understanding of how the relationships between sites, objects, and people shape the stories we tell of the past in the present.

Belitung: The Afterlives of a Shipwreck2023-07-03T11:05:27+08:00

Leaping the Dragon Gate: Transitional Ceramics

2023-05-15T12:38:36+08:00

Dr. Teresa Canepa and Katherine Butler introduce the results of their meticulous research of Sir Michael Butler's collection of transitional ceramics, which includes most types of porcelain produced at Jingdezhen, in Jiangxi province, during the 17th century and includes Late Ming, High Transitional, Shunzhi, Early Kangxi, Mid-Late Kangxi, Monochromes, and Famille Verte, as well as disputed pieces.

Leaping the Dragon Gate: Transitional Ceramics2023-05-15T12:38:36+08:00

The Nanhai No. 1 Maritime Museum: home of a Song Dynasty shipwreck

2023-05-06T09:49:18+08:00

This exquisite maritime museum (17,500 square meters in size) features the world's oldest, most-complete shipwreck of a Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE) ocean-going trading vessel, raised up from the seabed in its entirety.

The Nanhai No. 1 Maritime Museum: home of a Song Dynasty shipwreck2023-05-06T09:49:18+08:00

The Maritime World of 16th Century Philippines: The Shipwreck Evidence

2023-03-24T14:58:10+08:00

Sr. Museum Researcher Bobby C. Orillaneda introduces the maritime world of 16th Century Philippines that reoriented the region's maritime network circuits, followed by the examination of some specific shipwrecks and their cargoes including the Española and the San Diego.

The Maritime World of 16th Century Philippines: The Shipwreck Evidence2023-03-24T14:58:10+08:00

Ceramic Assemblages from Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia from the last half of the Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries

2022-05-26T09:41:28+08:00

Khun Atthasit Sukkham, Asst. Curator of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (Bangkok), looks at six shipwrecks found in Southeast Asian waters from the last half of the 18th century to the early 20th century in a SEACS talk held on 17 May 2022.

Ceramic Assemblages from Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia from the last half of the Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries2022-05-26T09:41:28+08:00

More on the Temasek and Shah Muncher Shipwrecks

2023-04-24T13:18:25+08:00

Two short articles by Dr. Michael Flecker on the Temasek and Shah Muncher wrecks can be found in the latest issue of Wreckwatch Magazine. Click on the picture for a direct link or copy the website address here: https://www.flipsnack.com/wreckwatchmag/wreckwatch-magazine-may-2022-ice-explorers.html

More on the Temasek and Shah Muncher Shipwrecks2023-04-24T13:18:25+08:00

Update on B&W Ceramics with Chen Kelun

2022-04-23T11:11:04+08:00

Chen Kelun, Senior Curator of the Shanghai Museum, shares evidence from the latest archaeological finds showing that the production of B&W in Jingdezhen had begun by 1330 at the latest. A SEACS programme for members and guests held on 20 April 2022.

Update on B&W Ceramics with Chen Kelun2022-04-23T11:11:04+08:00

Ceramic Assemblages from SEA Shipwrecks

2023-05-14T12:31:01+08:00

Our speaker, Khun Atthasit Sukkham of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, Bangkok University, focused on a trade time period that merits more attention: the last half of the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Based on his and Clifford Pereira and Asyaari Muhamad's research, we looked at six shipwrecks found in Southeast Asia in this time period, which had ceramic assemblages: the Samed Ngam, Diana, Tek Sing, Desaru, Francis-Garnier (Man Nok or Ruea Mail) and Tha Krai. By analysing the origins, typologies, dates, functions and selections of these ships’ ceramics, it was clear that the Chinese-made armorial, Chinese-made bencharong and European ceramics offer diagnostic evidence of post-peak ceramic trading patterns. These ceramics were products for sale, remains of earlier ceramic shipments or utensils for on-board living. This body of evidence is comparable with that of terrestrial archaeological sites that suggest other cultural influences among the more recent maritime ceramic trade in Southeast Asia. SEACS members can watch a video of this talk on our Membership Premium Video page.

Ceramic Assemblages from SEA Shipwrecks2023-05-14T12:31:01+08:00

Two new Singapore Shipwrecks: The Temasek and the Shah Muncher

2022-04-07T15:38:04+08:00

Marine archaeologist Dr. Michael Flecker shares the stories and discoveries of the two historic shipwrecks recently found in Singapore waters: the Temasek (Yuan Dynasty) and the Shah Muncher (sank January 1796) enroute from Guangzhou to Mumbai.

Two new Singapore Shipwrecks: The Temasek and the Shah Muncher2022-04-07T15:38:04+08:00

Shipwreck Treasures

2022-02-27T13:51:15+08:00

Kangxi porcelain chocolate cups? Dutch India Company wrecks? The newest issue of Wreckwatch Magazine is out, this time focusing on treasures. Ceramic lovers will be interested in the story behind the cargo of Kangxi porcelain 'chocolate cups' found off the coast of Columbia in 1708, as well as a feature article on Rex Cowan, who from 1966 has been hunting down the wrecked ships of the Dutch East India Company. The link ....

Shipwreck Treasures2022-02-27T13:51:15+08:00
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