Happenings At Asian Civilisations Museum This September And October



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This September and October, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will be running an array of online and on-site programmes for the whole family to enjoy!

Here are some activities to check out with the kiddos at ACM:

Upcoming Programmes

Let's Learn About…Mid-Autumn Festival

Venue: Online, ACM Website
Date: From 3 Sep 2021
Fee: Free

Families can take their little ones on a Let’s Learn About journey to discover ACM masterpieces that relate to the moon, in time for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.

ACM Adventures: All About Clay

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, ACM Website
Date: 26 Sep 2021
Time: 1 to 5pm
Fee: Free

Learn more about what was historically one of the most valuable exports from imperial China — ceramics! Catch a storytelling session followed by a drama performance. Then, make your very own masterpiece using air dried clay.

Let's Learn About...Children’s Day!

Venue: Online, ACM Website
Date: From 1 Oct 2021
Fee: Free

This October, Let’s Learn About...Children’s Day! Find out how Children’s Day is celebrated around Asia, and discover objects from our collection that were made with children in mind.

ACM Adventures: A Royal Time

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, ACM Website
Date: 31 Oct 2021
Time: 1 to 5pm
Fee: Free

Embark on a journey to the royal courts of India via the amazing craftsmanship in ACM's Court and Company Gallery. Experience the sights and sounds through storytelling, drama performances, and craft activities inspired by objects on display.

Activities You Can Do Everyday

Venue: Online, ACM Website
Fee: Free

Enjoy everyday activities from the comfort of your home.  Explore, discover, and have fun with trails and videos for everyone.

Audio Description Tours

Photo Credits: Asian Civilisations Museum 

Venue: Online, ACM Website
Fee: Free

Listen to descriptions of key objects in our collection from the comfort of your home.

Ongoing Programmes

Life in Edo | Russel Wong in Kyoto

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: 16 Apr to 17 Oct 2021

Life in Edo | Russel Wong in Kyoto explores Japanese art and culture through two mediums – woodblock prints and photography. The woodblock prints section looks at lifestyles and trends of Edo period Japan (1603 – 1868), including people's travels, ideas on beauty, pets, food and entertainment. The other component explores the beauty of nature and architecture of Kyoto today. It also captures the vanishing traditions of the geisha (geiko in Kyoto dialect) community through the lens of Singaporean photographer Russel Wong.

The exhibition plays on the notion of duality: past and present, print and photography, Edo (today’s Tokyo and current capital) and Kyoto (the old capital). One side focuses on the past and the other looks at the present, yet the exhibition will attempt to show that past trends and lifestyles are still relevant to us today, and are a big part of what draws people to Japan.

#SGFASHIONNOW

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: 25 Jun to 19 Dec 2021

#SGFASHIONNOW is ACM’s first display of contemporary Singapore fashion, exploring creative practice in Singapore in the context of Asia’s cultural heritage. The exhibition is a collaboration with LASALLE College of the Arts’ School of Fashion and the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), and represents our commitment to working with community and industry to celebrate local fashion. ACM hopes to encourage new ways of addressing the question - “What is Singapore fashion?” from the perspective of our essence as an open, global, multi-cultural port city. In a departure from past exhibitions, students from LASALLE’s School of Fashion are the curators for this exhibition, with ACM staff and LASALLE faculty providing mentorship. #SGFASHIONNOW features works by eight practising designers, including Andrew Gn, Goh Lai Chan, Priscilla Shunmugam, and Carol Chen - winner of TaFF’s 2020 edition of Singapore Stories, an annual fashion design competition for emerging, locally-based designers.


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Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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