Madam Erne Hamsah was officially appointed as Malacca Museum Corporation General Manager on the 1st of February 2024. Previously she was the Chief Executive Officer at Malacca World Heritage Sdn Bhd. She received her Diploma education from Port Dickson Polytechnic, Negeri Sembilan, and obtained her first degree from Universiti Malaya. She has been actively involved in heritage and conservation projects for almost 15 years and has been handling many projects at the Malacca state and government levels. 



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alice Sabrina Ismail

Alice Sabrina Ismail is an Associate Professor with more than ten years of experience as an academic staff, researcher, and writer in Architecture, History, Theory, and Criticism, focusing on ethnic heritage and culture, politics, and architecture, national identity, Islamic architecture, housing design, and architectural education pedagogy. She was the former Director of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Architecture School (2019-2023). She has also been appointed Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (2024 till current).  She is currently appointed as a member of the Architecture Program Accreditation Panel (2022-2027) for accrediting architecture schools in Malaysia under (MAPS) and also the member council for  Accreditation Council and Architecture Education Malaysia  (MAPS) for sessions 2023 to 2026. 

Graduated with PhD from Queensland University Technology, Australia, in 2008; she has written many journals and books on architecture heritage, the role of national identity and architecture towards sustainable community development, and architecture education in Malaysia.

As the Founder and Director of the Research Center of Conservation Sustainable Ethnic Heritage (cASEH) under the Malacca Museum Corporation, she is currently involved in many local and international research projects and communal activities to preserve the ethnic cultural heritage of Bugis, Javanese, Minang, Baba-Nyonya, Chettiar, Malabari, Kristan–Portuguese, Dayak and Kadazan in Malaysia.

She is also leading the national research project on the Future Direction of Malaysia Architecture Education (2020-2030) under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Malaysia Higher Education (MOHE) in collaboration with the Board of Malaysia Architects (LAM), MAPSM (Council of Malaysian Architecture Education) and COHAS (Council Heads of Architecture Schools).

She has won local and national awards in the architectural field and is actively involved in many research projects and collaborations with prominent local agencies on heritage conservation such as the national museum, including prominent international architecture schools worldwide, like Chezklovakia, Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, and the UK, as well as the B40 community, to encourage a sustainable living environment in society.