Underwater Cultural Heritage in Vietnam

Raising awareness and building capacity

Viet Nam, Asia   Show map +

Summary Full report Project partners Finances Updates

Identifiers

IATI Activity ID None
RSR ID 613

Activity dates and status

Status Needs funding
Planned Start Date Sept. 17, 2012
Planned End Date Dec. 31, 2014
Actual Start Date
Actual End Date

Descriptions

Project Plan The Bach Dang Battlefield Research project investigates sites where historically significant naval battles took place at which the armies and naval forces of Chinese emperor Kublai Khan were defeated by the Vietnamese in 1288AD. This project is designed to increase awareness at local, provincial and national levels about the extent and nature of Vietnam’s underwater and maritime cultural heritage. This project will capitalise on the presence and experience of international teams of maritime archaeologists and underwater cultural heritage managers as they visit Vietnam on an annual basis for the Bach Dang Battlefield Research project. The Bach Dang project team brings together a team from Australia, USA, Canada and Japan whose primary language for communication and publication is English. This project intends to provide translation of NAS training into the Vietnamese language in order to increase the number of local participants and increase in-country capacity for underwater research, conservation and management. This project will offer field training to members of local, provincial and national organizations and helps raise awareness of Vietnams underwater cultural heritage.
Goals Overview The project has three key objectives: 1) Increase awareness of underwater cultural heritage in Vietnam by increasing local, provincial and national awareness and understanding 2) Capacity building in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management in Vietnam 3) Establish a Vietnamese version of NAS training that can be used throughout Vietnam
Target Group
Summary of Project Plan The Bach Dang Battlefield Research Group, in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology (IA) in Vietnam and together with Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS), Monash University and the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University will provide NAS training to students and members of local, provincial and national institutions to help Vietnam preserve and protect its underwater cultural heritage.
Background The preservation and protection of underwater and maritime cultural heritage in Vietnam has had a low priority. There has been little or no formal teaching of maritime archaeology at universities in Vietnam and only a few government archaeologists have received any training in this subject area primarily by going overseas. We provide underwater (NAS) training to Students and University staff, government archaeologists, cultural heritage officers and local community members.This project is designed to increase awareness at local, provincial and national levels about the extent and nature of Vietnam’s underwater and maritime cultural heritage.
Situation at start of project The capacity building project and awareness raising campaign are part of a larger, on-going research project. Members of the Bach Dang project have conducted preliminary investigations of available historical sources, maps, charts and aerial photographs. This research is complimented by archaeological survey, test excavations and stratigraphic coring at Bach Dang and builds upon pilot studies initiated in 2008 by Dr. Lê Thi Lien of the Institute of Archaeology in Hanoi. Work done at Bach Dang hopes to be spread throughout Vietnam and will continue in Van Don in the near future.
Sustainability Archaeological research at Bach Dang has been supported and conducted by Vietnamese researchers and their partners for more than fifty years. The Bach Dang site and research project has local, provincial and national support guaranteeing sustainability. This awareness raising and capacity building project will form part of this large and on-going research project in Vietnam and is designed to provide the Vietnamese people with the knowledge and capacity to protect and preserve their underwater and maritime cultural heritage in the future.

Locations

Latitude Longitude Country Reference Description City State Address 1 Address 2 Postal code Reach Exactness Class Designation
20.981957 105.875244 Viet Nam Hanoi
10.833306 106.66626 Viet Nam Ho Chi Mon City
15.982454 108.226318 Viet Nam Da Nang

Sectors

Sector Code Percentage Vocabulary
111 - Education, Level Unspecified 111 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)
11182 - Educational Research 11182 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
11330 - Vocational Training 11330 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
250 - Business And Other Services 250 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)

Project currency

Currency EUR

Product Budget Items

Label Type Value Currency Start Date End Date Value Date Original/ Revised
Employment 1000.00
Maintenance 3000.00
Management 2000.00
Training 6000.00

Activity links

Link Causes Page
Link Nautical Archaeology Society website
Link Project Facebook Page

Results

Result Type Aggregation Status Description
Number of NAS Training courses run in Vietnam
Translate NAS training into Vietnamese
Archaeological Research
Education and Outreach
Heritage Management

Indicators

Indicator Measure Ascending Baseline Period Start Period End Target Value Actual Value
communities helped 50
communities helped 3
communities helped 3
exhibitions created 1
teaching programs 3
sites interpreted 10
students and/or staff trained 50
sites managed and conserved 10

Reporting Organisation

Name
IATI ID
Type
Secondary Reporter? No

Participating Organisations

Name CommonSites
IATI ID NL-KVK-56638434
Type National NGO
Role Accountable partner
RSR ID 360
Name Monash University
IATI ID
Type Academic, Training and Research
Role Accountable partner
RSR ID 841
Name The Asia Research Centre
IATI ID
Type Academic, Training and Research
Role Accountable partner
RSR ID 842
Name NAS
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Funding partner, Implementing partner
RSR ID 843
RSR Funding Amount 1158.00
Name Institute of Archaeology
IATI ID
Type Government
Role Accountable partner
RSR ID 844

Roles

  • Accountable partner

Roles

  • Accountable partner

Roles

  • Accountable partner

Roles

  • Funding partner,
  • Implementing partner

Roles

  • Accountable partner

Project budget:

Employment:
1,000
Maintenance:
3,000
Management:
2,000
Training:
6,000
Total:
12,000

Current funders:

NAS
NAS
1,158
Total:
1,158

Donations:

Aaron Mior:

(excl. fee: €1) 24
Amer Khan:

(excl. fee: €1) 19
James P Delgado:

(excl. fee: €2) 48
Roberto :

(excl. fee: €1) 24
Total:
115

Project funding:

Current funders:
1,158
Donations:
115

Total funded:
1,273
Project budget:
12,000
Funds needed:
10,727

Project transactions:

No transactions for this project