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Publications

MUSE SG 15.2 - Cover image
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MUSE SG Volume 15 Issue 02

This issue of MUSE SG delves into place heritage, exploring the intricacies of the built environment as well as the stories of the communities embedded in places. It highlights the discovery of a historical land survey marker, or benchmark, at the National Museum of Singapore and the conservation process behind two 19th-century boundary markers. The issue also spotlights the evolution of the placemaking Singapore Night Festival and explores how physical and virtual realms interact in the landmark digital twin, Virtual Kampong Gelam.

MUSE Vol 15 1.0 - Digitalisation
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MUSE SG Volume 15 Issue 01

MUSE SG explores the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore in this issue, reflecting on war memory, the long-lasting ramifications of the British defeat and new discoveries on the war through artefacts donated to NHB. It also highlights the curatorial process behind the refresh of two of NHB’s site museums, Reflections at Bukit Chandu and Changi Chapel and Museum, and spotlights the recently launched Sembawang Heritage Trail that uncovers the town’s naval history.

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MUSE SG Volume 14 Issue 01

This issue of MUSE SG highlights how NHB has responded to the challenges brought about by the pandemic, including the National Museum of Singapore’s documentation of COVID-19 and NHB’s digital transformation.

muse sg vol 11 issue 2
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MUSE SG Volume 13 Issue 01

With Singapore having ratified the UNESCO convention to safeguard ICH in 2018 and having nominated Hawker Culture to the UNESCO Representative List of ICH, MUSE SG is launching a two-part series that uncovers the various ICH practices in Singapore.

Kits & Guides

Heritage Trails Book
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Heritage Trails: A Practical Guide To Action

A heritage trail is a journey through a series of historical sites and places with the aim of discovering an area's history, culture, architecture, and flora and fauna. Trail explorers can make the journey on foot, on a bike and/or via public transport like buses or the MRT.

Conversation Starter Kit Places
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Conversation Starter Kit for Seniors: Series 1 - Places

The Conversation Starter Kit for Seniors consists of a selection of 40 images of buildings, landmarks, scenes and objects from the National Collection to facilitate meaningful conversations between seniors and volunteers.

Conversation Starter Kit Lifestyle
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Conversation Starter Kit for Seniors: Series 2 - Lifestyle

The Conversation Starter Kit for Seniors consists of a selection of 40 images of buildings, landmarks, scenes and objects from the National Collection to facilitate meaningful conversations between seniors and volunteers.

Exhibitions

In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015
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An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Modern Singapore

Uncover two centuries of international exploration, trade and intrigue that culminated in the founding of Singapore as an entrepot in 1819.

Trading Stories: Conversations with Six Pioneering Tradesmen
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Trading Stories: Conversations with Six Pioneering Tradesmen

Trading Stories: Conversations with Six Pioneering Tradesmen draws on firsthand accounts of six tradesmen and community contributions to provide fresh insights on old trades of Singapore. In spotlighting the lives of the six individuals and placing their contemporary accounts at the heart of storytelling.

Portrait of Sir Stamford Raffles
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Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman

Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman was an exhibition curated by the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) held from 1st February to 28th April 2019 in commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial that presented a complex, multilayered picture of Raffles while presenting the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Java and the Malay world.

Talks & Lectures

2008-Presented at AIC Wooden Artifacts Group-Conserving a Straits Chinese Hearse - Abstract
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2008 Presented at AIC Wooden Artifacts Group: Conserving a Straits Chinese Hearse (Abstract)

The paper is based on a large wooden artefact which was conserved for the National Museum of Singapore’s History Gallery. The artefact is funerary hearse of Tan Jiak Kim (1859-1917), one of the pioneers of Singapore. He was a Straits Chinese merchant and a community leader.

2004-Presented at UKIC - Consolidation of a Chinese Guardian God
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2004 - Presented at UKIC: Consolidation of a Chinese Guardian God (Abstract)

Abstract for the UKIC Consolidation Conference, Organised by the Gilding & Decorative Surfaces Section

In-House Study - Deterioration of Glass (Summary)
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2005 - In-house Study: Deterioration of Glass (Summary)

Glass is widely valued for its material characteristics of transparency and smoothness, properties that are exploited in the manufacture of a diverse range of products, from windowpanes to domestic drinking vessels.