Singapore

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

Exchanging Cultural Information on Islands west of Sumatra

Exchanging Cultural Information on Islands west of Sumatra

Since the mid-19th century, mainly European researchers and collectors have gathered materials and documentation about the island of Sumatra. This project aimed to synthesise the available information on objects, photos and archive materials in European museums and make them easily available for the island populations and for the people in Indonesia and Asia. Objective Exchange […]  Read More

Meeting for the Mapping of Asian Collections Project

Meeting for the Mapping of Asian Collections Project

    The Mapping of Asian Collection Project is based on the core of ASEMUS’s mission which is the sharing of collections and information. The Mapping Project was first proposed at the Paris General Conference in September 2010. The guiding principles and the action plan for 2011-2014 is Increased Visibility – Increased Sharing. This theme departs […]  Read More

View of Sarong Kebaya exhibition, Peranakan Museum, 2011

Sarong Kebaya : Peranakan Fashion and its International Sources Exhibition

The Peranakans are descendants of foreign traders who settled in Southeast Asia and assimilated certain aspects of local, Southeast Asian culture. This exhibition explores the sarong kebaya – a favoured fashion of Peranakan women for generations. The kebaya is a open tunic fastened with the help of brooches worn with a batik sarong or tubular […]  Read More

ASEMUS Executive Committee Meeting, 2008

ASEMUS Executive Committee Meeting, 2008

The EXCO member was updated on the various ASEMUS projects and there was discussion on the content of the ASEMUS General conference on ‘ICT and Museums’ to be held in Manila.  Read More

ASEMUS Executive Meeting, 2004

ASEMUS Executive Meeting, 2004

This meeting was held in Singapore after the Museum Hopping conference.   Read More

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