Category Archives: Museums

SINGAPORE 1819 – A LIVING LEGACY

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On October 18th, my new book, SINGAPORE 1819 – A LIVING LEGACY launches.  This is my third book, and it comes some three years after the first two. I’m immensely pleased that it’s finally done, given that it is pretty … Continue reading

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Downtown Jaipur

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Jaipur was established in 1727 by the Maharaja Jai Singh II, who shifted his capital here from the Amber Fort. From the beginning, the Maharaja wanted a city that married ancient traditions with modern needs – and so, surprisingly for … Continue reading

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The City Palace and Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

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In 1727, the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Amber moved his capital city and residence from the Amber Fort to a new city he would call Jaipur (Jai’s City). In that city, he built a palace that would come … Continue reading

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

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The Amber Fort, also known as the Amer Fort, is the ancestral seat of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The fort is not named for its colour, but for the town it sits in, called Amer. Perched impossibly on a hill-top, … Continue reading

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Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s Agra: the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh

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The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is probably the best known of the Emperors. He reigned from 1628 – 1658, a short 30-year reign.  But during his reign he would also commission a grand number of buildings across the capitals of … Continue reading

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Akbar’s Agra – Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort

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In 1563, the Emperor Akbar, the third of the Mughal Emperors, entered Agra and made it his capital. Initially, he lived here, in what would become the Agra fort, on the banks of Yamuna River. But in 1571, he would … Continue reading

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A Visual Tour of the (new) Asian Civilisations Museum’s Galleries

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Our new ACM Treasures – Collection Highlights publication just hit the shelves! It serves as our interim “Best of Asian Civilisations Museum” catalogue, until our permanent galleries are completely finished and re-opened in end 2019.  In my Introduction to the … Continue reading

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