Useful Links

A well-maintained and run newsblog started in 2006 by Dr. Noel Hidalgo Tan that tracks archaeology news in the region with links to the stories’ sources. Free subscription and an excellent way to keep abreast of new finds and studies.

New website that introduces the sites and work of regional archaeologists

The roots of the NUS Museum can be traced back to the establishment in 1955 of the University Art Museum at the then University of Malaya. The Museum’s collection was introduced by its first curator, Michael Sullivan, as a teaching collection for the University more than 50 years ago. Today, with its diverse collection ranging from classical Chinese and Indian materials to modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art, the Museum remains an integral part of the National University of Singapore. Its  excellent permanent ceramic collection covers the history of ceramics from Neolithic earthenware to modern porcelain.

An excellent introduction to the ceramics of Southeast Asia by Louise Allison Cort with George Ashley Williams IV and David P. Rehfuss. Six parts cover: An Introduction to the Collection, the Catalogue, Materials, Place, Time, and Resources. Free. For more links to free online scholarly resources from Freer/Sackler go to

First in a series of five YouTube talks led by Prof. John N. Miksic with guest speaker Dr. Leedom Lefferts and Louise Allison Cort (Curator, Asian Ceramics, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution)

A SEACS member’s blog on his ceramic collection. Very useful, well-organized text and photographs of ceramics from across Southeast Asia plus China. 

Covers his career and a large number of major SEA shipwrecks and their ceramic contents.

The SPAFA Journal is the annual publication of the Southest Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand. It carries original research papers and multimedia articles on the archaeology, visual arts, performing arts, traditional arts (including ceramics), heritage conservation and cultural heritage of Southeast Asia. It is an Open Access journal and all articles are freely-accessible.