Sarawak State Library


Sarawakiana Talk Series : Conservation of Heritage Buildings : A Case Study of Masjid, Al Qadim, Sibu

Posted on 16 June 2022

16th June 2022, KUCHING - In conjunction with International Archive Week & Depository Services Sector Roadshow at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, Sibu a talk entitled “Conservation of Heritage Buildings : A Case Study of Masjid, Al Qadim, Sibu” by Profesor Madya Ar IDr Ts Haris Fadzilah Abdul Rahman, Dean School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sarawak will be organised on Monday, 20th June 2022.

This talk focuses on the architectural values and conservation processes of Masjid Al Qadim, which is one of the oldest mosques in Sarawak and the only gazetted mosque as Historical Buildings under the Sarawak Cultural Heritage Ordinance 1993. The mosque has undergone both renovation and conservation processes. Masjid Al Qadim is a hybrid of vernacular and Colonial Moghul style.

The conservation of Masjid Al Qadim is based on Burra Charter conservation principle, which is to minimize intervention and using the concept of “do as much as necessary and as little as possible”. Any new intervention should be reversible and nonpermanence. The conservation involved five main documentations. The conservation processes started with a dilapidation survey and report, as a preparation strategy for conservation process.

During the conservation process, three reports were prepared, which were the Historical Architectural Building Survey (HABS) 1, which documented the process before conservation; HABS 2, focusing a conservation process and HABS3 on the completed conservation process. The final conservation report encapsulated the summary of the whole conservation process.

The talk will be started at 2.00 p.m. at the Seminar Room, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak Sibu.

Please scan the QR code at the poster for registration and the admission is FREE!

For further enquiry, kindly contact Dayang Nur Syima Awang Adrus at 082-440488 or email cmasyima@sarawak.gov.my / Nur Amanina Mastani at 084-315200 or email nuraman@sarawak.gov.my