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It’s been a gruelling few weeks of travel (including weekend travel) and multiple evening/weekend events. Even though I’ve achieved more than I imagined I would in a very short time, I can’t help but remind myself that just a couple … Continue reading
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I had the privilege today to be invited to deliver the Opening Remarks at the National Museum of Singapore’s international Symposium, ENCOUNTERS & CONNECTED HISTORIES: PRELUDE TO 1819, which the museum has organised in support of its new special exhibition, … Continue reading
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Summer is ending, and I feel closure approaching just around the corner, almost at my fingertips. As it happens, I have more song “demos” than there are months remaining in 2019. So I’ve got to speed up the “release” of … Continue reading
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Time flies! It seems like only yesterday I made the one-year mark as Director of Asian Civilisations Museum. As 1 September 2019 came and went two weeks ago, just like that… without fanfare… I hit the THREE-YEAR mark as Director. … Continue reading
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A couple of days ago a colleague of mine asked me what had been the happiest day of my life since becoming a Museum Director, and I said that I couldn’t really remember what that was. I said that perhaps … Continue reading
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So this is it. Two and a half years later, I’m finally here posting my Epilogue to THE GRAND TOUR III – PORT AND PRINCELY CITIES OF THE SUBCONTINENT. Unlike the first two Grand Tours, which took a year and … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Colonial, Epilogue, Heritage, History, India, Mughal, Pakistan, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Sri Lanka, The Grand Tour, Travel
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Faletti’s Hotel is one of the oldest hotels on this Grand Tour; one that has remained more or less in its original form, and with its original name since its inception, and more than 100 years. The hotel was established … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, British Raj, Faletti's Hotel, Grand Hotel, Heritage, History, Lahore, Pakistan, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, The Grand Tour, Travel