Tag Archives: Asian Civilisations Museum

Beauty… Wonder… Relevance… Welcome to Asian Civilisations Museum

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Last Thursday, we launched three new permanent galleries at the museum, (almost) completing our transformation from one kind of museum into another… I took the opportunity of the launch to also reveal, my own personal vision for the museum as … 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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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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Eight Months In, or the Insidious-Amazing Way in which the Museum just creeps into your System and TAKES OVER

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When I first got the job, someone – a good friend of mine who just so happens to be the other Director of a National Museum (there aren’t that many – you know who you are) warned me that I … Continue reading

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ACM = ASIAN CULTURE & MUSIC: a festival of traditional performing arts by the Singapore River

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This past weekend, without much fanfare, the first programming series I initiated as Director of Asian Civilisations Museum kicked in. This is the Asian Culture & Music, or ACM Series – kudos to my Audience Team for the clever name! … Continue reading

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