“01 AUGUST 2008, PHILADELPHIA, PA—The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology received a four-year, $300,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to organize and run a cross-borders, international collaborative research program in Laos and Thailand. ‘Strengthening the Future of Southeast Asian Archaeology: Investigating the Prehistoric Settlement of the Mekong Middle Basin,’ will be directed by Dr. Joyce White, Senior Research Scientist in the Asian Section at Penn Museum, co-Director of the Middle Mekong Archaeology Project since 2001, and Director of the Museum’s Ban Chiang, Thailand Project since 1982.
The grant, which runs from July 2008 through June 2012, was made through the Foundation’s Luce Initiative on East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History. It is one of only 13 institutional grants awarded since the inception of the highly competitive program, and the only collaborative research grant awarded for work in South East Asia. It is also a challenge grant: Penn Museum must raise almost $400,000 in matching funds over the three-year grant period.”
We still need your help!
Please continue to help us meet the Luce matching grant over the next two years! Each year we need to raise $75,000. These funds will particularly support publication and digitization of the Ban Chiang records, paying for salaries, equipment, and special archival projects. The ultimate goal, in addition to publishing several books on Penn Museum scholarship in Thailand, is online posting of the Ban Chiang archival data and records.
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