Southeast Asia

February 11, 2020

Thousands Southeast Asian Digital Manuscripts Now Available Online

Jakarta, DREAMSEA – At present, digitised pages of manuscripts from a variety of Southeast Asian cultures have been made available online. The public can read these […]
February 6, 2020

Gods, birds, and trees; Variation in illustrated Javanese pawukon manuscripts

Many libraries in the world preserve Javanese pawukonmanuscripts containing divinatory calendars based on the Javanese 30 seven-day wukucycle. Collections are found in the National Library of Indonesia in […]
February 6, 2020

The Ricklefs collection at Leiden University Libraries. Some material features

Manuscripts are not only about content. The leather bindings, the kinds of paper, and the ink used may tell us stories without words – material talks. […]
February 6, 2020

Javanese poetics and canto indicators: Jaya Lengkara Wulang (MSS Jav 24)

I Today’s guest blog, highlighting one of the most important Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakartawhich has just been digitised, is by Dr Dick van der Meij from […]
February 6, 2020

Made for a Prince, Given to a Princess: An Illustrated Javanese Manuscript of the Dewa Ruci

In 1927, J.C.F. von Mühlen, the private secretary of Prince Hendrik, the husband of Queen Wilhelmina, donated a beautiful manuscript of the Dewa Ruci to their […]
May 1, 2019

Owner: “Some manuscripts have been saved others were burned because they were ruined.” 

Magetan, DREAMSEA – DREAMSEA’s 11th mission was to Magetan, a city in East Java, Indonesia. Magetan is also called ‘City at the foot of the Mountain’ because […]
April 22, 2019

Caring for the Memories of the Past. Digitising 20,914 manuscript pages from a Muslim chapel in (surau) in Sijunjung, West Sumatra

Sijunjung, DREAMSEA – During one month, from 22 March – 19 April 2019, eight members of the West Sumatra branch of the Nusantara Manuscript Association (Manassa) […]
April 10, 2019

National Library: Protect Physical Manuscripts

Digitisation is the best way to protect the contents of manuscripts. Through DREAMSEA, digitised manuscripts can be accessed for general, non-commercial, purposes. The manuscript owners are […]
April 10, 2019

Preserving Diversity, DREAMSEA Digitising Islamic, Catholic and Chinese Manuscripts in East Indonesia

  Manuscripts diversity found in the house of Go Lan Ing in Makassar Makassar, DREAMSEA – “Digitising Manuscripts – Safeguarding Cultural Diversity” is DREAMSEA’s tagline for […]
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