Recording of online event 'From colonial labour to future opportunities - New perspectives for the coal mining heritage of Sawahlunto (Indonesia)'

UNESCO recently listed the Ombilin coal mining heritage in the city of Sawahlunto in Indonesia as a World Heritage Site. This showcases an important example of technological pioneering, that also speaks to the violence of Dutch colonial rule. In this talk we will delve into the past, present and potential futures of Sawahlunto’s coal mining heritage. Through the lens of the heritage cooperation between Indonesian and Dutch historians & heritage specialists.

The recorded version of this online live event is available for viewing.

This event (more information and programme) took place on 21 October 2021.