9 June 2008
Sten Sjostrand discovered and investigated the seven wrecks covered in the virtual exhibition on this site. He is an engineer who has spent the last thirty years in Southeast Asia, primarily designing and engineering marine and offshore structures. A keen sailor, he has a deep interest in the history of Southeast Asian maritime trade, and the history and aesthetics of Asian ceramics. E-mail: email@example.com; other contact details4.
Dato' Dr Adi Taha is Director-General of the Department of Museums & Antiquities in Malaysia, which organised the exhibition Marine Archaeology in Malaysia, and commissioned the related book, Maritime Archaeology and Shipwreck Ceramics in Malaysia¹.
The late Dr Roxanna Brown was an expert on Southeast Asian trade ceramics, and examined the ceramics from all the wrecks investigated by Sten Sjostrand. They co-authored Maritime archaeology and shipwreck ceramics in Malaysia¹, and Turiang: a fourteenth century shipwreck in Southeast Asian waters². At the time of the "seven shipwrecks" exhibition, Roxanna was adjunct curator of Southeast Asian ceramics at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. She later became the first director of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum in Bangkok. She passed away in tragic circumstances in May 2008.
Claire Barnes has an amateur interest in Asian history and maritime archaeology, and assisted with the website and publications3. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also: Turiang people/contacts.
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