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ACMtalks: Director’s sharing: ACM 2021
17 Jun, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In April 2020, ACM completed and launched its Level 3 permanent galleries, which display Fashion and Textiles, Jewellery, and Ceramics. These new galleries celebrate Asian craftsmanship and aesthetic excellence. The launch also marked the completion of a multi-year refresh of the museum’s curatorial mission and gallery spaces. Unfortunately, they were set to open to the public just three days before Singapore’s Circuit Breaker (early April 2020), and opportunities to promote the museum’s new approach since then have been limited.
Join Director Kennie Ting for this much-delayed, first public talk about ACM’s new positioning as Singapore’s National Museum of Asian Antiquities and Decorative Art. This aligns with ACM’s by now familiar cross-cultural, thematic curatorial approach – with the three levels of the museum spotlighting Maritime Trade, Faith and Belief, and Materials and Design. It also strengthens the role ACM seeks to play in Singapore and the region. Kennie will also touch on how the pandemic has impacted work at the museum.
Accompanying this talk is the launch of the book Director’s Choice: Asian Civilisations Museum, the latest entry in the worldwide, multi-volume series by Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers. The book highlights the museum’s masterpieces and its devotion to the rich artistic heritage of Asia.