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Architecture in Islamic Arts: Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum

Architecture in Islamic Arts: Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum

Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum is a travelling exhibition of objects and art which has been touring renowned museums in key European cities. Come 30 March, it will open at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.  Read More

National Archives of Singapore

National Archives of Singapore

First established in 1968, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) houses the collective memory of Singapore as a nation, so that current and future generations of Singaporeans will understand its different cultures, explore common heritage and appreciate how far we have come in the nation-building process.
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Peranakan Museum, Singapore

Peranakan Museum, Singapore

The Peranakan Museum in Singapore explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School which was built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects.  Read More

[Singapore] Indian Textiles for Export, exhibition

[Singapore] Indian Textiles for Export, exhibition

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore: Journey back to when India clothed the world. Patterns of Trade: Indian Textiles for Export, 1400–1900 presents over seventy works of strikingly patterned and brightly coloured Indian trade textiles from a recently acquired collection.  Read More

National University of Singapore Museum

National University of Singapore Museum

As part of the National University of Singapore, the NUS Museum facilitates the intellectual and cultural life of the University community. Focusing mainly on Southeast Asian art and culture, the Museum contributes to and facilitates the production, display and reception of knowledge..  Read More

France-Singapore: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing, Photography

France-Singapore: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing, Photography

Dreams & Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing & Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, will be exhibited at the Singapore National Museum from Oct 26-Feb 05 2011.  Read More

Singapore: Natural history drawings exhibit, Melaka 1800s

Singapore: Natural history drawings exhibit, Melaka 1800s

This permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore presents natural history drawings commissioned by William Farquhar, while he was Commandant of Melaka, 1803 to 1818.  Read More

View of Baba Bling exhibition at musee du quai Branly, 2010

Peranakan Research Project

The term ’Peranakan’, in Singapore, refers generally to the community of Chinese communities whose ancestors’ intermarriage with local Malays brought about a unique fusion of cultures. Peranakan Chinese culture is an example of cross-cultural fusion in South-east Asia during the colonial period, mainly in Singapore, Malacca and Indonesia. In similar ways, Chinese mestizos developed a unique cultural identity through assimilation in the Philippines. Continuing the phenomenon of cultural diasporas was the transcontinental emigration of many Peranakan Chinese communities from Indonesia to Holland in the 1950s.  Read More

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