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Singapura: 700 Years

Singapura: 700 Years

National Museum of Singapore

Experience Singapore's transformation through the ages as it went from a humble fishing village to the pride of an empire.

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China Mania: The Global Passion for Porcelain, 800 -1900

China Mania: The Global Passion for Porcelain, 800 -1900

Asian Civilisations Museum

Through 150 objects, including new acquisitions, this exhibition examines how international trade and cultural exchange spread styles, forms, and manufacturing technologies throughout different regions. These exchanges dramatically altered the course of Asian art. The ceramics became prized heirlooms valued for their exotic origins, superior technology, and beauty.

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Auspicious Designs - Batik for Peranakan Altars

Auspicious Designs - Batik for Peranakan Altars

Peranakan Museum

Colourful and imaginative, batik altar cloths blend several traditions and influences. Altar cloths - called tok wi by Perankans - decorate the fronts of altars during important ceremonies, and reflect the strong ritual elements of Chinese Peranakan life in Southeast Asia. This exhibition runs through 28 December 2014.

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Secrets of the Fallen Pagoda: Treasures from Famen Temple and the Tang Court

Secrets of the Fallen Pagoda: Treasures from Famen Temple and the Tang Court

Asian Civilisations Museum

The capital of Tang China (618 - 907), Chang'an (present day Xi'an), was a hub for economic and cultural exchange. Nearby lies the Famen Temple, one of the most revered Buddhist sites in China. A finger bone relic of the Buddha and magnificent Tang dynasty objects of gold, silver, ceramics, and glass were sealed within an underground crypt there. For more than 1000 years, these treasures were forgotten until their chance discovery in 1987. Together with objects from other leading museums in Shaanxi, this exhibition is a rare showcase of Tang aesthetics and culture for the first time in Southeast Asia.

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You can also view the full Chinese text for this exhibition at this link.

A Changed World

A Changed World

National Museum of Singapore

This exhibition explores the development of Singapore art in light of the rapid changes that took place in Singapore after World War II. It charts the artists' own engagement with changes in Singapore’s political, economic, social and urban landscape, and how they expressed their responses through their art.

The exhibition spans Singapore’s immediate post-war period, from which both an artistic and national consciousness began to emerge, to the 1970s, when a Singaporean identity came to be solidified while artists adopted a new pictorial language that was more international. The exhibition will feature over 120 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from the National Collection.

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Love and Revolution: Madam Soong Ching Ling, Wife of Dr. Sun Yat Sen

Love and Revolution: Madam Soong Ching Ling, Wife of Dr. Sun Yat Sen

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

This exhibition provides insights into Dr. Sun’s personal life with a special focus on his wife, Madam Soong Ching Ling.

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Newsletter

Newsletter

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

The first issue of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH)'s Xin Qing newsletter highlights the major activities since SYSNMH’s re-opening in October 2011, such as the re-opening ceremony and Wan Qing CultureFest. This inaugural issue also includes a piece on the history of Wan Qing Yuan, which delves into interesting facts about the villa. You can also enjoy community contributed articles in this edition.

View Xin Qing, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's newsletter.