Welcome to the MUA Image and Documents Collection.  This repository holds valuable resources such as the proceedings of the 2011 and 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage,  The Gray Literature Bibliographic Database, and a growing collection of photos.


2014 Asia-Pacific ConferenceProceedings of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

The 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (www.apconf.org) was held from 12-16 May 2014 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The conference was hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the University of Hawai‘i Marine Option Program. More than 139 participants from 27 countries around the world joined together in Honolulu to discuss common goals in underwater cultural heritage research and preservation.


2011 Asia-Pacific ConferenceProceedings of the 2011 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

The Asian Academy for Heritage Management held the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage in Manila, the Philippines from November 8 – 12, 2011. This collection contains the proceedings from that conference.


Gray Literature DatabaseThe Gray Literature Bibliographic Database

The Gray Literature Bibliographic Database is a combined listing of unpublished site reports, manuscripts, and assorted documents that are not generally available online. To view these items researchers must contact the specific organization that houses the document and make arrangements directly.  There are some exceptions to this general rule. A select few reports have had specific location information removed from them in order to protect the resource. Those reports are available through this website as a PDF. Links are provided with the document description where available.

Yongala CollectionShipwrecks Over Time - Yongala Collection

The Shipwrecks Over Time – Yongala project is an experiment in crowd-sourced image collecting. In an effort to capture the changes over time on an in situ shipwreck, sport divers and archaeologists have contributed photographs of a single wreck over the span of several years. Our goal is to recruit additional images from divers who have visited the site. As the image collection grows so too will the opportunity to study site formation processes over time. We strongly encourage anyone with additional knowledge of individual photos, the wreck in general, or further images to contribute to contact us at research@themua.org .  This collection houses images of the shipwreck Yongala located off of Queensland, Australia.

Asian Maritime Resources BibliographyAsian Maritime Resources Bibliography

This bibliography contains a selection of primary and secondary source materials introducing maritime history and archaeology of China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia. We hope to continue to add items as research in this area continues to expand. Please feel free to contact us at research@themua.org with additional suggestions for this collection.


The junk Free ChinaThe Chinese Junk Free China

This collection contains images of the Chinese junk Free China prior to its restoration.  You can view the images in this collection and read the posts on the MUA here.