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Join curators Noorashikin Zulkifli and Conan Cheong on an exclusive tour of the Body & Spirit: The Human Body in Thought and Practice special exhibition. Discover fascinating facts about highlight objects and the behind-the-scenes experience of curating the exhibition.
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Noorashikin binte Zulkifli
Senior Curator (Islamic Art), Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum
Noorashikin binte Zulkifli joined the Asian Civilisations Museum in 2015 as curator of Islamic art. She was lead curator for the revamp of the Islamic Art Gallery (2018), and curated the exhibition ‘Ilm: Science and Imagination in the Islamic World (2016). She was formerly a curator at the Malay Heritage Centre in Kampong Gelam, Singapore’s historic Muslim quarter. She worked on the revamp of its permanent galleries, and curated several exhibitions, including Yang Menulis – They Who Write (2012) and Budi Daya (2015). Her meandering journey includes curatorial and programming positions at National University of Singapore Museum and Singapore Art Museum. She holds a Masters in Interactive Media and Critical Theory from Goldsmiths College (UK). Noora’s current research interests revolve around Islamic Southeast Asia, manuscripts, and the arts of the book.
Curator, Southeast Asia, Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum
Conan Cheong is Curator for Southeast Asia at ACM and Peranakan Museum, specialising in Buddhist and Hindu art. He received an MA in Art History and Archaeology under the Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS University of London in 2018. At ACM since 2013, he most recently curated Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor (2019) and Fashionable in Asia (2021).
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