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Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and the Statesman

Fri Feb 1 @ 10:00 am - Sun Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Free

Sir Stamford Raffles was a British official with the East India Company and was stationed in Southeast Asia between 1805 and 1824. He is known for establishing modern Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions of Raffles have changed over time. He has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser.

In keeping with the Asian Civilisations Museum’s mission to explore encounters and connections, this exhibition presents a complex, multi-layered picture of Raffles while showcasing the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Java and the Malay world.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.

For more information, please visit http://acm.org.sg/



Details

Start:
Friday, 1 February 2019
End:
Sunday, 28 April 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Pl, Singapore
Phone:
6332 7798
Website:
https://www.acm.org.sg