Gem beads are attractive objects used not only for bodily ornamentation but also to decorate royal palaces and religious places in ancient time. The Jetavanaya Bead collection contains considerable amount of natural gem beads which are made up of gems coming from six main gem families found in Sri Lankan gem fields. The most common gem beads are made up of Garnet and Quartz family gems while Corundum, Beryl and Feldspar beads are somewhat rare in the collection. Having […]
Hunugalagala is a limestone cave situated on the southern slope of the central highlands in Sri Lanka. It is a mighty rock formation that has been formed through million years ago. The surrounding area of this cave had been used by the foraging communities at least 4000 years ago.
This study focuses upon the development of urbanisation in southern Sri Lanka during the proto, early and late historical periods c. 900 BC onwards.
Sri Lanka is well known for its richness of archaeological sites.As described in the great chronicles of Mahavamsa (300A.D.),Thupavamsa (300-600A.D.) and many others,such places are not restricted to one particular region or place and they are scattered all around the island.During the past 2500 years of written history of Sri Lanka, earth materials have been used to build up ancient cities,royal palaces and mighty irrigation systems.
Dr. Karen Lee: Curator from the Smithsonian MuseumThe transcript of the public lecturer deliver by Dr. Karen Lee at the National Museum, Colombo on July 24, 2013 organized by the American Center, Sri Lanka.
We’ve come together tonight to talk about museums and their power to transform.
This word ‘transform’ is interesting–a 2-way street really– not only CAN museums transform the lives of people who visit them, but they can also fundamentally change the staff who work in them—the people who […]
Bibliography of the published writings of Professor Senerat Paranavitana, pioneering archeologist and epigraphist of Sri Lanka.
POWER OF CURATING: Making Museums Come Alive
AMERICAN CENTER HOSTS A PUBLIC LECTURE
POWER OF CURATING
Making Museums Come Alive
Speaker: Karen Lee
Wednesday 2013 July 24 3:00 pm
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha Colombo 07
Karen Lee is a curator from the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum and research complex based in Washington, D.C.
She teaches in Asia and Europe and is a highly-valued facilitator devoted to helping museum staff find creative solutions to daunting challenges. A believer in educational outreach and collaboration. Lee couriered a rare American […]
Call for Papers – International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage Colombo, Sri Lanka 21st-23rd August 2013Sri Lanka Archaeology
Submission of Abstracts
April 20, 2013
Acceptance of Abstracts
May 10, 2013
Submission of Full Papers
June 15, 2013
August 21-23 2013
The Centre for Asian Studies of the University of Kelaniya is pleased to announce the “International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage” organized in collaboration with the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH) and the Ministry of Culture and the Arts which will be held from 21st to 23rd of August 2013 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo , Sri Lanka. […]
Maritime Archaeological Unit & Maritime Archaeological Museum, Galle Project, Central Cultural Fund is organizing a symposium & exhibition to mark the third anniversary of re-establishment after the Tsunami of the Maritime Archaeology Museum, Galle.
Date: 20 th 21st of March 2013 From 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Premises of the MAM, Fort, Galle
“Samudrika” – Maritime Archaeology Museum, Galle
The theme of the exhibition and symposium is Maritime Archaeology and Traditional Fishing
industry in Southern Province.
Dr. Vidanapathirana's investigation of he relict cutural landscape of the two key river basins of the Malvatu Oya and Kala Oya has the distinction of being a pioneering study and the first book in the relatively neglected field of Sri Lanka's historical geography.