Endowed Activities

The ST Lee Annual Lecture in Asian Art and Archaeology

University of Sydney Staff: Prof Roland Fletcher, Dr Martin King

Funding Bodies: Lee Foundation

Funding: AUD100,000

Status: Ongoing endowment

Summary: An annual lecture in the Art and Archaeology of Asia in the University of Sydney funded by an endowment from Dr Lee Seng Tee. The endowment is to be managed through SOPHI and that the lecture topic and management is to alternate annually between Archaeology and Art History and Theory. The inaugural lecture in 2006 is to be given in conjunction with the Angkor Conference in July.

The ST Lee International Visiting Fellow

University of Sydney Staff: Prof Roland Fletcher, Prof Jeffery Riegel, Prof Adrian Vickers

Funding Bodies: Lee Foundation

Funding: AUD300,000

Status: Ongoing endowment

Summary: Previously funded a visits by Professor Ben Kiernan and Dr Christophe Pottier.

ST Lee Asian Library at the University of Sydney

University of Sydney Staff: Prof Roland Fletcher, Prof Jeffery Riegel, Prof Adrian Vickers

Funding Bodies: Lee Foundation

Funding: AUD150,000

Status: Ongoing

Summary: The fund is used to acquire books on Asian art and archaeology for the University Library and has recently purchased the entire research library of a retiring specialist on China.

ST Lee Visiting Professorship

University of Sydney Staff: Prof Roland Fletcher, Dr Martin King, Dr Michael Vickery (Visiting Professor)

Funding Bodies: Lee Foundation

Funding: USD250,000

Status: 2008-2012

Summary: The ST Lee Visiting Professorship funds Dr Michael Vickery to work on the Toponymic Atlas of Khmer Inscriptions.

ST Lee Angkor Support Fund

University of Sydney Staff: Prof Roland Fletcher

Funding Bodies: Lee Foundation

Funding: AUD50,000

Status: Funded 2005-ongoing

Summary: These funds have assisted the fieldwork in Angkor by supporting airfares, research costs and support for visiting specialists. The design work for the visualisations of the West Mebon and the preparation of the West Mebon restoration project proposal were also supported by this fund. As part of the pilot research for the West Mebon Project.