Discover and Preserve Culture Through Experiential Learning

A group of students taking module PB-3304 Brunei Material Culture offered at the Academy of Brunei Studies, were involved in a project to upgrade Heritage Gallery in Temburong District. The project was a collaboration between Academy of Brunei Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Museums Department and Temburong District Office and supported by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD).

The project was a part of coursework assignments in which students were expected to apply the theories and knowledge delivered during lectures. Apart from conducting research, students were required to do conservation and rearrangement of artefacts to be exhibited under the mentorship of officers from Conservation and Preservation Section as well as Exhibition Section of Brunei Museums Departments. The gallery displays artifacts or material culture used by five different ethnic groups residing in Temburong district. They are the Malay Brunei, Kedayan, Murut, Iban and Chinese.

The students were immersed in the project for a semester since January and was completed in May 2017. Such project is in line with the University strategic planning to develop innovative teaching and learning deliveries to fortify experiential learning for quality and employability of graduates.


The students conducted fieldwork to collect data



Students packing the artifacts to be conserved



A student was conserving a cannon miniature



Students were conserving artifacts before exhibited



A student was putting up the display

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