Establishment of museum in Hambantota
|Establishment of museum in Hambantota|
|Type of Project||Public awareness & Presentations|
|Cultural Exchange, Sri Lanka, Museum, Built Heritage|
This project is part of a proposal for conservation and preservation of heritage sites with a special reference to the Eastern and Northern Provinces 2009-2012 issued by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage in Sri Lanka under the auspices of the Sri Lanka – Netherlands Cultural Cooperation Programme.
The rationalization of the forming of a heritage museum in Hambantota could be based on two specific reasons i.e. to communicate the long standing cultural legacy of the people of Ruhuna to the majority of people in Sri Lanka and also to foreigners who are interested in the subject and to establish a knowledge based centre which enhances ethnic integrity and cultural understanding among different identities.
Five major themes have been selected for presentation: settlement history and the changing space, material culture in transition, early village life, rise of urbanism and the emergence of the city of Magama, Ruhuna and the Indian Ocean and Ruhuna and the European intrusions. Each major theme will be sub-divided into specific topics that integrate the objectives of the museum. The proposed exhibitions will not be a linear artefact display or a conventional gallery construction. Instead it is scheduled to arrange a theme centred presentation that highlights the continuity, tolerance and participation of heritage through out the history. The old Kaccheri building in Hambantota has been identified as an ideal location for the museum. This building gives a sense of historicity of the recent past of the city of Hambantota. The building complex is a well preserved entity which conveys a feeling of the Dutch occupation in Hambantota in the seventeenth century.
Establishment of a museum in Hambantota on settlement history and the changing space, material culture in transition, early village life, rise of urbanism and the emergence of the city of Magama, Ruhuna and the Indian Ocean and Ruhuna and the European intrusions.
Project Proposal for Conservation and Preservation of Heritage Sites. Sri Lanka – Netherlands Cultural Cooperation Program with a special reference to Eastern and Northern Provinces. Phase II – 2009 – 2012. Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage, Sri Lanka, September 26, 2008.
Central Cultural Fund
Department of Archaeology Sri Lanka
Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Ministry of Cultural Affairs & National Heritage, Sri Lanka
|Organisations referring to this project|
|Central Cultural Fund|
|Department of Archaeology Sri Lanka|
|Ministry of Cultural Affairs & National Heritage, Sri Lanka|
|Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka|