18–20 November 2015—In acknowledging that Singapore’s port activities is one of the main sources of her economic success, Para Limes— together with Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NTU School of Art, Design, and Media (ADM)—organised the Exploring Maritime Heritage Dynamics conference as part of its series of heritage science conferences. The main question for the conference was, How does maritime heritage contribute in the development of tools and capabilities to plan, design, and sustain competitive future scenarios that focus on the sea and its peculiarities as a main resource?
Over the course of three days, speakers from academia, government agencies, and heritage organisations spoke on a wide range of topics which include history of various ports and trading routes in Asia, arts projects related to maritime cultures, and maritime infrastructures and facilities.
In conjunction with the conference, a maritime heritage trial was organised for the speakers for them to visit the sites that were key to Singapore’s maritime history. Some of the places include Fort Canning, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Raffles Quay, Collyer Quay, Keppel Road, and Tangjong Pagar Terminal.
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The following is a selection of photos from the conference.
Day One: 18 November 2015
Panel 1: Historical Interdependence among Maritime Cities in Asia
Panel 2a: Rise and Fall of Hubs along the Maritime Silk Routes
Panel 2b: Rise and Fall of Hubs along Maritime Silk Routes
Day Two: 19 November 2015
Panel 3: Maritime Space
Panel 4: Maritime Heritage and the Arts in International Maritime Centres
Panel 5: Maritime Infrastructures, Research Facilities, and Heritage Dynamics
Day Three: 20 November 2015
Highlights of the Singapore Maritime Trails Tour
Panel 6: Maritime Education: Inspiring the New Generations