Category Archives: Museums

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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Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo

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South of Fort and Pettah sits the suburb of Cinnamon Gardens. Its name is a reference to what used to stand here in the Dutch period – acres and acres of cinnamon orchards. Its name is also a reference to … Continue reading

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One Year at the Job – Maritime Silk Route and ‘Ilm علم

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A year into the job, I’m convinced, more than ever, that a museum needs to be relevant. Not just to its local community, but also to the world. What I mean is that a museum also needs to respond to … Continue reading

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Cities and Travel… at the Museum

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When I first started work one of the things I was determined to do was to take my love for cities and for travel into the museum, on the understanding that CITIES and TRAVEL were two things that resonated strongly … Continue reading

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How to Build A Museum (Podcast Interview)

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So I did a podcast interview with Thomas L. Fraser about Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore, the challenges of being a Museum Director and what to look out for if you’re thinking of giving to a Museum. This arose from an … Continue reading

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