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About Us

SEAMS is a social enterprise that aims to 'unlock' the meanings of cultural heritage objects and places, and then share this with the public in creative, critical, and engaging ways.

SEAMS was founded in 2016 by Australian and Indonesian museum/heritage professionals and is based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. At SEAMS, our team is our biggest strength, and we have extensive experience working on museums,  heritage and archives projects in Southeast Asia.

Our Team

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Andrew Henderson
Museum and Heritage Specialist

Andrew has over 10 years experience working on museum, archives and cultural heritage projects in the Asia-Pacific, where he has worked for UNESCO at the Jakarta, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh offices respectively. He holds a Masters in Cultural Heritage from the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific - Deakin University. Andrew is currently the Secretary-General of the UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for the Asia-Pacific and is a member of the Australian Museum and Galleries Association (AMaGA), International Council of Museums (ICOM), and the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS).

Panggah Ardiyansyah
Museum and Heritage Specialist

Panggah has a MA History of Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London, UK). Panggah works at the Borobudur Conservation Office, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, and led the development of the Studio Sejarah Restorasi Borobudur- a museum showing the history of conservation at the temple.

Dwirahmi Suryandari
Museum and Heritage Specialist

Ami has a Master's degree in World Heritage Studies from BTU Cottbus, Germany. She has extensive experience as an independent curator, having curated a number of exhibitions including "Retrospective of Early 20th Century Semarang" and "The Work and Life of Thomas Karsten". She is also a published author of the book "Chinatown Semarang", which explores the Peranakan culture in the city where she resides.

Dyah Mitayani
Education and Design Specialist

Mita holds a Masters of Education in Arts and Cultural Settings from King's College London. She is an accomplished artist and graphic designer, and has  extensive experience designing museum exhibitions and developing educational programs for cultural organisations. Mita's most recent project was at the Taman Siswa museum where she helped design an interactive label system for young children. 

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