Kamis, 01 November 2007

Asian Civilisations Museum

As its name suggests, the Asian Civilisations Museum focuses on the heritage of Asian cultures. The first wing (ACM I), located at Armenian Street, is a meticulously restored neo-classical building dating back to 1910. ACM I houses exhibits dedicated to Chinese civilisation and culture, as well as the highly acclaimed permanent exhibition, the Peranakan Legacy, which showcases the rich material heritage of the Peranakans from the Straits Settlements and the Indonesian Archipelago. Among the highlights are a display of the museum's renowned batik, embroidery and beadwork collections and a chance to view exquisite silver and porcelain pieces. Please note: ACM I is closed for renovation until further notice.The second wing of the Museum (ACM II) was opened at Empress Place in February 2003 after extension renovation. Spread over three levels, a series of thematic galleries give insights into the cultural heritage of India, China, Southeast Asia and the Islamic World. State-of-the-art display and interactive technologies with educational elements are carefully integrated into the galleries, along with a centre specially dedicated to younger visitors. A special exhibition gallery is also provided to house blockbuster exhibitions. These exhibits are enhanced by exciting fringe events to bring ancient traditions, practices and art forms to life.


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