Join an exclusive tour with exhibition curator Conan Cheong as he brings visitors through Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Gain behind-the-scenes perspectives and uncover little known facts about highlights from the over 130 treasured Chinese paintings, porcelains, and scholars' objects donated to the museum since 2000 by the Tan family.
This special tour happens after-hours, when the museum is closed to the public. Entry is solely for registered participants.
A minimum of 10 people is needed to proceed. Registration closes a day before the tour commences, and tickets are non-refundable if participant is unable to attend. If the event is cancelled, full ticket-price refund will be given.
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About the curator
Conan Cheong is Assistant Curator for Southeast Asian art at the Asian Civilisations Museum. He received an MA in Art History and Archaeology under an Alphawood Scholarship at SOAS, University of London, in 2018. His dissertation examining the relationship between model, image, and replica in the making of images of the Buddha in Thailand was awarded the Frederick Richter Memorial Prize.
At ACM, Conan worked on the permanent galleries for Chinese ceramics and for the Hindu-Buddhist art of South and Southeast Asia, and co-curated Cities and Kings: Ancient Treasures from Myanmar (2017). He is curator for the current special exhibition, Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor (8 November 2019–22 March 2020).
About the exhibition
Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor at the Asian Civilisations Museum presents highlights from over 130 treasured Chinese paintings, porcelains, and scholars' objects donated to the museum since 2000 by the Tan family. The exhibition includes paintings by modern Chinese masters Ren Yi, Xu Beihong, and Qi Baishi, as well as works made by artists in Singapore in the 1930s through the 1980s, when Dr Tan was building his collection. Living with Ink explores how Chinese art was appreciated by networks of overseas Chinese collectors and philanthropists, giving you a glimpse into the Singapore art world in the turbulent 20th century.