Contest to promote heritage conservation


BADAN Warisan Malaysia (National Heritage Trust) has launched the fifth Cycle of the Mubin Sheppard Memorial Prize, aimed at stimulating students' awareness of, and research into, the conservation of Malaysia's built heritage. 

Open to all students in higher education institutions, both here and abroad, the competition is aimed at those interested in the conservation and preservation of Malaysia's built heritage. 

Submissions – on various aspects of preservation and conservation in the country's built heritage – can be in the form of measured drawings, case studies, theses, dissertations, topical studies or conservation area studies accompanied by a 300-400 word abstract. 

Launched in 1996, the prize was set up in memory of the late Tan Sri Dr Mubin Sheppard, founder member of Badan Warisan Malaysia, the National Archives, Muzium Negara and the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia. 

The top three prizes will be in the form of a cash award and certificate. In addition, Badan Warisan Malaysia will publish the summaries of the winning entries, to be accessed by the public. 

The deadline for submissions is Feb 28. For more information, contact Badan Warisan Malaysia's information officer Intan Syaheeda Abu Bakar at 03 2144 9273 or e-mail: Intan@badanwarisan.org.my–  

BY S. INDRAMALAR 

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