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Dayang Morzanah Awang Haddy

Sarawak Museum


Country: Malaysia


Dayang Morzanah Awang Haddy is a curator and Head of Section for the Enforcement Section at the Sarawak Museum Department. Her team enforces the Sarawak Cultural Heritage Ordinance of 1993 and is responsible for the preservation of objects, monuments and cities of cultural, archaeological, artistic, religious or historical importance.

Dayang has been working recently on the history of forts in Sarawak during the Brooke era. She is in the process of declaring and documenting forts as historic monuments, with more still to be added. She has also been involved in the new Sarawak Museum Campus Project, through documentation of museum artefacts. Since attending the ITP in 2015, she has also started working on the documentation of the ceramics collection in the Sarawak Museum.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2015, Dayang was based in the Asia Department. Her UK Partner placement was spent with The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire, and University of Nottingham Museum.

Dayang’s exhibition project proposal was entitled KENYALANG: The Wooden Hornbill.