Professor of Maritime Archaeology at Dalian Maritime University, China’s key maritime institution, Sarah is recognised as one of Asia Pacific’s most distinguished and experienced experts in the field of Underwater Cultural Heritage. A professional Maritime Archaeologist with 21 years experience in the cultural heritage sector, Sarah is the real deal.
Sarah has lived in five countries and worked in 35. Amongst her many maritime archaeology achievements, she has surveyed shipwrecks in Scotland, dived drowned landscapes in Denmark, investigated maritime infrastructure in Ireland, and – would you believe it – was crowned ‘Moon Queen’ in the Panamanian jungle by the local Kuna chief.
Considered one of China’s foremost Foreign Experts, Sarah is a UNESCO Consultant, a Fellow of the Explorers Club Fellow, an MIT Ocean Discovery Fellow, and amongst other things, a Nautical Archaeology Society Senior Tutor. Sarah has contributed to numerous TV and Radio Programs, including the award-winning BBC documentary film ‘Darien: Disaster in Paradise’. Click on the logo’s below to read her interviews, see her speak, hear Sarah in conversation, or to see what the press has to say!
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REBUILDING THE TONG'AN SHIPS
NIHAO NANHAI ONE
China’s Spectacular ‘Sending the King Ship’ Ceremony
Inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in December 2020, Sending the King Ship is a spectacular seafaring ceremony that celebrates peoples’ connection with the sea.
PhD Opportunity! Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China
In celebration of its 150 years of operations in China, Lloyd’s Register is sponsoring a PhD project that will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on China, from 1869-1918.
Dalian Maritime University: a Safeguarding Pioneer
Dalian Maritime University, China’s cradle of navigators, is a pioneer in safeguarding China’s navigation culture. Join me as I dive deep into its vital intangible cultural heritage safeguarding activities.
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