NUS Museum Past Events

"The Only Way Is Up"  
Panel Discussion for Sheltered: Documents for Home

6 November 2015, Friday
7pm - 8.30pm
National Library Building
Level 1, Visitors' Briefing Room

Free admission with registration.
http://onlywayup.peatix.com

Accompanying the off-site component of the exhibition Sheltered: Documents for Home at the National Library Building's Lee Kong Chian Reference Collection, this session brings together a panel of scholars and practitioners to discuss some of the peculiar implications of Singapore's urban landscape where the only way, it seems, is up. Thje accelerating efforts of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) to accomodate everyone and everything into its high-rise public housing schemes had been dubbed a vertical success. Yet such a verticality has also generated, along with it, a whole complex of unanticipated movements, such as a speculated correlation to the frequency of "highrise leap" (suicides) in the '70s and '80s.

This session is grounded by discussions of the respective projects by Debbie Loo ("Passages Home") and The Saturday Projects ("The house behind") developed for the exhibition as attempts to trace these (errant) movements.

For information on the exhibition at the National Library Building, please click here.
To view the e-flyer, please click here.

Grounded Conversations: A Tour with Debbie Ding

24 Oct 2015, 2pm
NUS Museum

Free admission with registration.
http://atourwithdbbd.peatix.com

Held in conjunction with the project The Library of Pulau Saigon, NUS Museum presents an artist talk with Debbie Ding, as part of the Grounded Conversations series. As a point of entry into the project, the artist will lead a virtual walking tour of her personal collection of 3D models of virtual trash bags and litter picked up in-world within Second Life. This conversation will pick up on an aspect of the artist’s practice as one concerned with resurrecting meaning from waste and remains.

[Panel Discussion & Book Launch]
Baroda: A Cosmopolitan Provenance in Transition

14 October 2015 (Wednesday)

5.15pm - 8.30pm 
NUS Museum

Free with registration. Please register at http://baroda.peatix.com

5.15pm - 6pm
Welcome address by Madhvi Subrahmanian
Making of the Book with Editor Priya Maholay-Jaradi

6pm - 7pm [Panel Discussion] Provincial Locations and a Cosmopolitan Asian Art 
with Dr Gauri Krishnan (Director, India Heritage Centre), 
Savita Apte (Director, Independent Art Historian),
Tan Boon Hui (Asst. CE, Museums & Programmes, National Heritage Board and Incoming Vice President Global Arts and Cultural Programmes & Director, Asia Society Museum, NY),
Farah Wardani (Resource Centre, National Gallery Singapore) and
Siddharta Perez (Assistant Curator, NUS Museum)
moderated by Ahmad Mashadi (Head, NUS Museum)

7pm - 8pm [Book launch] Keynote address by Prof Vineeta Sinha (Head, South Asian Studies Programme, NUS)
Closing address by Prof Prasenjit Duara (Raffles Professor of Humanities, NUS & Director of Asia Research Institute)

An oft-asked question in auction rooms and art galleries is: What is the provenance of this artwork? Where does it come from? Baroda: A Cosmopolitan Provenance in Transition establishes Baroda as a “centre” for art production; a place from where a wide range of visual arts originate. Join us as we celebrate the Singapore launch of the publication! The accompanying panel discussion on occasion of the launch aims to move beyond the “Baroda/India” story to emphasize how several such seemingly non-metropolitan centres have an important bearing on the making of an Asian art. Directors of Asian museums, biennales and art fairs alongside academics specializing in Asian studies are invited to locate this work in a larger Asian context and offer ideas for new research on provincial Asias.

 

[Panel discussion]
S.P.U.R. at 50: a reunion

7 October 2015 (Wednesday)

7pm - 8pm 
NUS Museum

Free with registration. Please register at http://spur50.peatix.com

For the ten years of its existence from 1965 to 1975, the Singapore Planning and Urban Research Group was a formidable think-tank comprising the island's most notable architects and planners, and later on, sociologists and other allied experts. The key objective of the group was to collectively study the problems, principles and practices of planning as they affected space-planning and architecture in post-Independence Singapore. They convened talks, forums, exhibitions, published their findings and engaged the government and public in dialogues. In their 50th year, NUS Museum invites its key members back for a reunion and a discussion about their work.

 

The Peranakan Wedding 
Cheo Thau Ceremony

23 September 2015 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8.30pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

EVENT IS FULL Limited to 45 pax. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

With its elaborate rituals and sumptuous feasts, a Baba wedding was a major affair. No expense was spared for this impressive 12-day celebration as it was an essential rite-of-passage for the young Peranakan Chinese in the early half of the 20th century. The rigorous preparations required to make the wedding a reality was a whole-family affair – sewing of bridal garments, decorating the house with resplendent textiles, and making a generous selection of dishes and colourful kueh.

Amongst the rituals throughout the 12-day process, the cheo thau is said to be one of the most significant and most sacred. This highly symbolic ceremony also serves as a reminder to the couple of the duties and responsibilities they need to carry out as they enter married life. Join Baba Alvin Teo as he explores the intricacies of the cheo thau ritual, and illuminates the different aspects that make up the elaborate and spectacular Baba wedding.

[Image: Bride and Groom during a Baba wedding. Photo courtesy of Alvin Teo.]

From Sansovino to Streamline Moderne
A history of the Singapore Shophouse

17 September 2015 (Thursday)

6.30pm - 8.30pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

EVENT IS FULL Limited to 45 pax. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

From Samsovino to Streamline Moderne explores the history and development of the Singapore shophouse from the early 19th century to the present day. We will examine the origins of this type of building in southern China and draw parallels with similar styles of architecture in other parts of Nanyang – wherever Chinese merchants established trading ports in times past.

We will then trace the evolution of shophouse architecture in Singapore from a Chinese prototype through to the final stage of its development in the 1970s, pausing to reflect on the many different architectural styles the shophouse has passed through along the way – Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical and Streamline Moderne, among them – each of which is situated in a historical context.

[Image: Row of Shophouses along Everton Road]

[Malaya Black & White film screening]
Hawaii Five-0 - The Year of the Horse

 
3 September 2015 (Thursday)

7.00pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town

Free with registration. Please register at http://hawaii50.peatix.com/.

It was the summer of 1978 and the biggest TV show in the world was in Singapore shooting not one but two episodes! Meanwhile, elsewhere on the island, Peter Bogdanovich was secretly making a film, happy in the knowledge that with Jack Lord on the cover of The Straits Times every day, no one would care what he was doing. The Year of the Horse is the shadow production to Saint Jack, filmed at the same time, and sharing some of the same actors (George Lazenby and Osman Jailani), it was directed by Don Weis, a capable TV veteran known for The Adventures of Haji Baba, and features a Ministry of Culture approved story about drug smugglers operating out of the Lion City. Eventually shown as a ‘feature length’ closer to Season Eleven of the series, the material has been beautifully preserved, so this is a nostalgic treat for location-spotters.
 
This screening is part of the Beyond Saint Jack segment under the NUS Museum's Malaya Black & White film series.
 

[Malaya Black & White film screening]
Wit's End [M18]

 
20 August 2015 (Thursday)

7.00pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town

Free with registration. Please register at http://witsend.peatix.com.

Patrons under 18 will not be permitted entry. Age check will be conducted at the door; please bring a valid photo ID for verification purposes. 
 
Sporadically released to US drive-ins and grindhouses in the mid-70s and then retitled G.I Executioner by Troma in the ‘80s, when it became something of a VHS hit, this bizarre independent film was actually shot in Singapore in December 1969. It’s based on a story by American war correspondents (Ian Ward and Keith Lorenz) hoping for an update of Casablanca for the Vietnam-era. Instead, in the hands of notorious purveyor of perverse schlock, Joel M. Reed, it’s a dire mish-mash of spy movie cliches, Ed Wood-level performances and shameless sexploitation, with a strain of homophobia that reaches hysterical levels. A demented ‘bad movie’ masterpiece and an extraordinary portrait of a city desperate to be in the movies. You have been warned!
 
This screening is part of the Beyond Saint Jack segment under the NUS Museum's Malaya Black & White film series.
 

Herbs, Spices, Fruits & Flowers
What goes into the Peranakan cooking pot?

19 August 2015 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8.30pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road
 

EVENT IS FULLY REGISTERED
Limited to 30pax. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

Discover the variety of ingredients that goes into the Peranakan cooking pot.  These fresh and dried herbs, spices, fruits and flowers may include tiny but potent purple shallots, tart and sour green baby starfruits, sticky and sappy unripe jackfruit, and deep indigo blue pea flowers. 

Come and listen to Peranakan cook and archivist, Louis Chan, as he shares with us his journey into the world of Peranakan cooking and the use of these ingredients.  There will also be a short demonstration on how spices are traditionally prepared in a pestle and mortar.

[Image: Blending of spices, galangal, turmeric and shallots in a mortar and pestle. Image courtesy of Mr Louis Chan.]

Grounded Conversations
A stroll through dense green with Hong Sek Chern

15 August 2015 (Saturday)

2.30pm - 4pm 
NUS Museum

Free with registration. Please register at http://densegreen.peatix.com

Held in-conjunction with the ongoing exhibition, Scholars & Ink: Artists from NUS and the Alumni, NUS Museum presents A stroll through dense green by participating artist Hong Sek Chern, part of the Grounded Conversations series. The talk's title was derived from the title of a painting Dense Green Covering the Spring Mountain by Ming Dynasty painter Dai Jin. Using this as a starting point, Sek Chern will initiate a walk through some key ideas within the genre of traditional Chinese ink landscape painting and the artist's negotiation of past tradition with current concerns. The Scholars & Ink exhibition runs till 23 August 2015.

Image: Detail of Dai Jin's Dense Green Covering the Spring Mountains, hanging scroll, ink on paper, 141 x 53.4cm, collection of Shanghai Museum.

 

[Malaya Black & White film screening]
The Virgin Soldiers [M18]

 
13 August 2015 (Thursday)

7.00pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town

Free with registration. Please register at http://virginsoldiers.peatix.com.

Patrons under 18 will not be permitted entry. Age check will be conducted at the door; please bring a valid photo ID for verification purposes. 

The Hollywood studios’ flirtation with shooting in Singapore began with Pretty Polly in 1966 and ended with The Virgin Soldiers in 1969. This time the literary source was Leslie Thomas’s raunchy, pacifist bestseller about loose-end recruits sweating out the Malayan Emergency. Here, an angelic Hywel Bennett plays Brigg, the innocent serviceman, caught up in love, lust, boredom, and eventually violence in Singapore and across the causeway. It was shot in Selerang Barracks and Chinatown in Singapore and Port Dixon in Malaysia. The novel’s episodic structure and matter-of-fact approach to the horror of war proves tricky to translate, but for a film usually marketed as a broad comedy (and there’s plenty of that), it has a powerful anti-war message.
 
This screening is part of the Beyond Saint Jack segment under the NUS Museum's Malaya Black & White film series.

 

Preserving the 19th Century Townhouse Architecture
Conservation and Restoration of 157 Neil Road

5 August 2015 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8.30pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

EVENT IS FULLY REGISTERED
Free admission with registration. Limited to 45pax. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

Have you ever wondered about what it takes to restore a delicate heritage building like the NUS Baba House? How does one balance between conserving the house, while meeting the needs of its intended new role, and aspirations of its community? 6 years after its opening, what are the on-going challenges in maintaining this heritage house into the future?

Come and hear about the challenges and the processes first hand, from Mr Kelvin Ang of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), who was the conservation consultant for the house. NUS and the URA were the architectural, engineering and conservation partners for the restoration project.

[Image: NUS Baba House.]

To view the e-flyer, please click here.

[Malaya Black & White film screening]
Paper Tiger

 
22 July 2015 (Wednesday)

7.00pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town


Free with registration. Please register at http://papertiger.peatix.com.
Registration opens 9 July 2015.

Made during the peak of the 1970s 'adventure moie' boom, where motley groupings of ageing Hollywood stars got rugged with machine guns and semi-forgettable films, often shot in exotic locales. Here, the backdrop is Malaysia, fictionalised as 'Kulagong', and the stars are David Niven and Toshiro Mifune, in a story about an ex-sholdier turned child's tutor who's forced by circumstances to prove whether he is the man he claims to be. The director, Ken Annakin, was returning to Malaysiaas a setting two decades after he made the Malayan Emergency melodrama, The Planter's Wife, and the film's soundtrack is by jazz supremo Roy Budd.

This screening is part of the Beyond Saint Jack segment under the NUS Museum's Malaya Black & White film series.

[Malaya Black & White film screening]
So Darling, So Deadly

 
8 July 2015 (Wednesday)

7.00pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town


Free with registration. Please register at http://sodarling.peatix.com.

While Hong Kong and Bangkok would be visited by 007 himself, Singapore had to make do with Agent Joe Walker AKA Kommissar X, an American spy-cum-detective based on a series of German pulp fictions in this mostly Italian production starring American B-listers Tony Kendall and (bodybuilder turned actor) Brad Harris. The plot is ludicrous guff about atomic secrets, but the film’s almost entirely shot on location in Singapore and Johor, and is never less than beautifully photographed. Our simple-minded Western heroes blunder, leap, ogle and fight their way through Singapore’s top tourist spots, epitomising a flippant machismo which Saint Jack would dismantle over a decade later.

This screening is part of the Beyond Saint Jack segment under the NUS Museum's Malaya Black & White film series.

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

[Film Screening]
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

20 June 2015, 2.30pm

Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town

[Panel Discussion]
Han Suyin in Malaya: In conversation with Professor Koh Tai Ann and Ina Zhang

25 July 2015, 3.30pm

ST Lee Atrium, NUS Museum

Free with registration. Please register at http://hansuyin.peatix.com/

As part of a two-part programme on the life and ideas of Han Suyin, NUS Museum presents this film screening of Love is a Many-Splendored Thing as an introduction to Han Suyin, prior to her arrival in Malaya. The second part on 25 July 2015 will feature Professor Koh Tai Ann and Ms Ina Zhang, a journalist, in conversation as they discuss Han Suyin in Malaya, her views, her writings and her ideas.

As a contemporary of Marco Hsu, a Chinese writer who wrote a series of newspaper articles under the title A Brief History of Malayan Art, Han Suyin was part of the diversity of voices that reflected the aspirations of the different communities of Malaya. Together, this programme considers how Han Suyin’s ideas may still have resonance fifty years after the merger and independence of Singapore.

About the Foundations Series
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Between Here and Nanyang: Marco Hsu’s Brief History of Malayan Art, the Foundations Series is conceived to contextualise art and artistic practices against the backdrop of nation building and independence in the period of the merger of Singapore and Malaya.

Conserving Our Heritage
In conjunction with Children’s Season 2015

13 June 2015 (Saturday)
20 June 2015 (Saturday) *Repeat Session*

10.30am - 12.30pm

NUS Museum

Age Group: 9 years – 12 years

Fees: $15/per parent-child pair. Limited to 15 pairs of parent child per session. (Minimum of 9 pairs to conduct workshop.)

Register: http://conservationforkids.peatix.com/

For enquiries, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516-8817 / 4616. 

Join us for a heritage conservation workshop this June holidays to learn more about the importance of heritage, who looks after it and why we must protect it. Families will also learn more about how museums and art galleries look after their artefacts, which may be affected by light damage, temperature, humidity and object handling. Each parent-child team will get hands-on experience in applying conservation techniques to conserve artefacts!

[Image: Portrait of a Baby, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of Beneka Art Conservation]

Children’s Season 2015 is jointly presented by National Heritage Board and Museum Roundtable.

 

Creative Chinese Calligraphy & Ink Painting
In conjunction with Children’s Season 2015

6 & 13 June 2015 (Saturdays)
20 & 27 June 2015 (Saturdays) *Repeat Session*

2pm - 4.30pm

NUS Museum

Age Group: 7 years – 12 years

Fees: $20/per parent-child pair. Limited to 15 pairs of parent child per session. (Minimum of 12 pairs to conduct workshop.)

Register: http://calligraphyforkids.peatix.com/

For enquiries, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516-8817 / 4616. 

Sign up for our Chinese calligraphy and ink painting workshops this June to explore more about these traditional Chinese art forms.During the first session, parents and children will be introduced to the history of Chinese calligraphy before learning basic brush techniques and simple characters.

In the next session, you will discover how to paint traditional subjects such as bamboo, trees, flowers, and birds amongst others. At the end of the workshop, each team gets to bring home their own unique work!

[Image: Courtesy of Chang studio.]


Children’s Season 2015 is jointly presented by National Heritage Board and Museum Roundtable.

For more information, please click here

[Performance-Lecture by Tisna Sanjaya]
"There are too many episodes of people coming here..." [projects 2008 - 2014]

 
28 May 2015 (Thursday)

7.00pm
NUS Museum

Free with registration. Please register at http://episodes.peatix.com/.

Programme
7 - 7.15pm: Curatorial introduction to "There are too many episodes of people coming here..." [projects 2008 - 2014]
7.15 - 8pm: Performance-Lecture by Tisna Sanjaya
8 - 8.30pm: Exhibition Tour
8.30pm: Reception

On occasion of the exhibition, “There are too many episodes of people coming here…” [projects 2008 – 2014], Indonesian artist Tisna Sanjaya will be conducting a performance-lecture that revisits his 2011 exhibition presented at the Museum, Cigondewah: An art project by Tisna Sanjaya. As a project that began in 2007 and attempted to articulate a post-auratic positioning of art and artist within a communitarian framework of purpose and agency, the performance-lecture will evaluate and prospect evolving strategies, and the complex complicities that necessarily link between advocacy, the exhibitionary and publics, within and beyond Cigondewah. A publication on Tisna’s project Cigondewah will also be launched during the occasion of the lecture.

About the artist

A socially-engaged artist, Tisna uses a wide range of techniques and medium available (drawing, etching, aquatint, mixed media, installation and performance art) to raise awareness of the human, social and political conditions in Indonesia, though often done so with a characteristic humour. He has exhibited widely both in Europe and Asia, and was most recently included as part of the exhibition Secret Archipelago at the Palais de Tokyo in March 2015.

Exhibition runs till November 2015.

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

 

 

[Malaya Black & White film screening]
World For Ransom

 
20 May 2015 (Wednesday)

7.00pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town


Free with registration. Please register at http://world4ransom.peatix.com/.

Following a well-established Hollywood tradition of 'setting' films in an imaginary version of Singapore, World For Ransom, directed by the fledgling auteur Robert Aldrich, is arguably the best of the lot. Aldrich conjures his ersatz Lion City from leftover sets, props and actors from the z-budget TV series 'China Smith' (also set in 'Singapore'). The plot is a hybrid of pitch-dark film noir and atomic-era espionage hokum (anticipating the spy flicks of the '60s), casting its Oriental-Tropical city as a zone of criminality and perversity. The great Dan Duryea plays one of the saddest, most abused anti-heros in all of noir, a 'good' man whose sacrifices and compromised personal ethics point towards Jack Flowers and Saint Jack.

This screening is part of the Beyond Saint Jack segment under the NUS Museum's Malaya Black & White film series.

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

 

 

About Michael Sullivan
[NUS Museum’s Anniversary Lecture by T.K. Sabapathy]

30 April 2015 (Thursday)

7.00pm
University Cultural Centre Theatre

Free Admission with registration at http://aboutsullivan.peatix.com
*Event is strictly by registration only as limited seating is available.
 

This April 2015, the NUS Museum will mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the University of Malaya Art Museum, the predecessor institution of the NUS Museum. The occasion is marked by our Anniversary Lecture, About Michael Sullivan by T.K. Sabapathy on Thursday, 30 April, 7pm at the University Cultural Centre Theatre.

 

[Malaya Black & White film screening]
Ricochet (David Bowie, 1984)

 

15 April 2015 (Wednesday)

7.00pm
NUS Museum

Free with registration. Please register at http://ricochet.peatix.com/.

*[UPDATE] The screening is currently sold-out. Seats may become available if there are any cancellations. Please refer to the Peatix site for updates.

"I am supposed to say something to the children in the Singapore audience. These children who are doomed to ride the up escalator forever."
David Bowie, Serious Moonlight World Tour Book


In December 1983, David Bowie's massive Serious Moonlight tour arrived in Asia for three shows in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, virtually uncharted territory for major rock acts at the time. Young documentarist Gerry Troyna was hired to capture the trip and not make a traditional 'rockumentary'. The resulting triptych depicts Bowie's strange encounters with other cultures. In Singapore (which is the most compelling part of the film) he grapples with the city's contradictions, befriending Chinese Opera performers, drifting through alienating shopping malls, culminating in the troubled, almost cancelled concert in the National Stadium (organised by Goh Poh Seng).

This screening is part of the Beyond Saint Jack segment under the NUS Museum's Malaya Black & White film series.

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

 

 

[Panel discussion] Grounded Conversations
with Lee Weng Choy, Nora A. Taylor & Shubigi Rao

in conversation with Lucy Davis

7 February 2015 (Saturday)

3.30pm - 5pm
NUS Museum

Free with registration. Please register at http://storiesofwood.peatix.com/.

In this session, Grounded Conversations brings together artists, critics and scholars for a series of discussions on how various art practitioners located in this region have dealt with the question of materiality in their work. Ranging across various mediums such as writing, rattan and lacquer, this session will function simultaneously as a panel discussion, which marks the closing of the exhibition "When you get closer to the heart, you may find cracks..." | Stories of Wood by the Mirgrant Ecologies Project held at the NUS Museum.  

[Image: Tang Da Wu, "Jantung Pisang: heart of a tree, heart of a people", The Substation, May 1999. Courtesy of Koh Nguang How]

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

 

 

Curating Lab 2014: Phase 03
Programmes


1 February 2015 (Sunday)

2 - 6.30pm
91 Lorong J Telok Kurau, #01-109
Telok Kurau Studios

Free admission with registration. Please register at http://clabtks.peatix.com/.

The following programmes are presented in conjunction with Conditions of Production, one of three exhibitions making up Curating Lab: Phase 03. 

**Please note that each session has a maximum of 25 pax due to the venue's space constraints. If you are unable to obtain a ticket, please join the waitlist (to be released). You will be informed if spaces become available.

2 - 4PM | SHIFTING REPRESENTATIONS


Speakers:
Lina Adam, artist
Wang Ruobing, artist and independent curator
Dr Margaret Tan, Tembusu College, NUS


4.30 - 6.30PM | TRAVERSING SPACES

Speakers:

Tan Liting, theatre practitioner
Chu Chu Yuan, artist
Raksha Mahtani, researcher and theatre practitioner


To view the e-flyer, please click here.

For more information on Curating Lab: http://curating-lab.blogspot.sg/ or https://www.facebook.com/curatinglab2014


 

 

 

Curating Lab 2014: Phase 03
Programmes


31 January 2015 (Saturday)

10am - 6.30pm
NUS Museum

Free admission with registration. Please register at http://clabnusm.peatix.com/.

The following programmes are presented in conjunction with Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpseand Pictureshow, two of three exhibitions making up Curating Lab: Phase 03. 
 

10AM - 1PM | PICTURESHOW: NODES OF LOOKING
in conjunction with Pictureshow
Speakers:
Stefano Harney, Ground Provisions collective
A/P Stuart Derbyshire, Dept of Psychology, NUS
A/P Maurizio Peleggi, Dept of History, NUS
Shubigi Rao, artist
Kannan Chandran, publisher (moderator)


3 - 4PM | PULP: A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE BANISHED BOOK
 in conjunction with Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpse
By:
Shubigi Rao, artist

4 - 6.30PM | NOTES FROM THE (UNDER)GROUND
in conjunction with Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpse

Speakers:
A/P Farish A Noor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU
A/P John Miksic, Dept of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS
Koh Nguang How, archivist and artist
Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, writer and independent curator

 

To view the e-flyer, please click here.

For more information on Curating Lab: http://curating-lab.blogspot.sg/ or https://www.facebook.com/curatinglab2014


 

 

 

Singapore Art Week 2015
NUS Baba House

16 - 25 January 2015

NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

Singapore Art Week (17 - 25 January 2015) is an initiative by the National Arts Council, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board. The Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore's position as Asia's leading arts destination. It is a nine-day celebration of the visual arts, offering a myriad of quality art experiences, including blockbuster art fairs, exciting gallery openings and lifestyle events, world-class exhibitions, public art walks, as well as enriching discussions. www.artweek.sg.

In January 2015, the NUS Baba House is collaborating with the National Arts Council to offer special site-specific programmes such as heritage tours, cyanotype workshops and a programme called CultureHackSG 1.0 during Singapore Art Week.

Heritage Tours (16 - 18, 23 - 25 January 2015)
This one-hour heritage tour introduces visitors to the history and architectural features of the House, the Straits Chinese domestic culture and the exhibition at the gallery on the third floor.

*Free, limited to 13 persons per tour. For more details and to register, please visit bhtours.peatix.com.

Cyanotype Workhops (17 & 24 January 2015)
This two-hour workshop will allow participants to get hands-on exposure in creating a cyanotype print on fabric - one of the methods used by Mintio & Kabul in creating the artworks displayed in the exhibition at the NUS Baba House.

*Fees are $30 per participant and include all workshop materials. For more details and to register, please visit bhcyanotype.peatix.com

CultureHackSG 1.0 (Sharing sessions: 23 - 25 January 2015)
CultureHackSG 1.0 is a programme which will be launched at the NUS Baba House as part of the Singapore Art Week 2015. This inaugural instalment explores the idea of hybridity. Inspiration is drawn from two notable instances of hybrid encounters - an early 20th century (c. 1920) setting at the NUS Baba House, and contents of recipe books written for European residents in Malaya.

*Sharing sessions are $10 per participant. For more details and to register, please visit bhculturehacksg.peatix.com.

[Image: NUS Baba House.]

Creative Tile Painting Workshop
For parent and child

6 or 13 December 2014 (Saturdays)

2pm - 4.30pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

Age Group: 7 - 12 years old
Fees: $50 per paid

Limited to 14 pairs of parent and child per session. To register, email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817/8428.
Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees.

Decorative ceramic tiles were used in the latter half of the Victorian era in thousands of houses. Commonly known as Art Nouveau tiles, they were glazed with designs predominantly based on floral motifs and used as decorative elements in homes. This December holidays, join our Creative Tile Painting Workshop to learn the basic techniques of painting on ceramic tiles and explore the colour palette found in the NUS Baba House. Working as a team, parent and child will get to bring home their Peranakan inspired tile at the end of the workshop!

[Image: Courtsey of artist Rasha Eleyan.]

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

 

 

Grounded Conversations (In Medias Res)
Field Notes #1: Objects

5 December 2014 (Friday)

7pm - 9pm
Grey Projects, 6B Kim Tian Road, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 169246

Limited seating for 25 pax. Free with registration. To register, email museum@nus.edu.sg.

This session brings together artists, writers and curators for a discussion on objects and their agency.  Excerpts from literary works selected by artist and writer Jason Wee will be shared between participants and the audience in advance, functioning as a medium between participants and the audience.  Participants include Jason Wee, Andrea Fam, Bruce Quek, Melissa Tan and Kenneth Tay.

The session is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “When you get closer to the heart, you may find cracks...” | Stories of Wood by the Migrant Ecologies Project held at the NUS Museum.

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

Preserving the 19th Century Townhouse Architecture
Conservation and Restoration of 157 Neil Road

12 November 2014 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8.30pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

Free admission with registration. Limited to 45pax. To register, please click here.

Have you wondered about what it takes to restore a delicate heritage building like the NUS Baba House? How does one balance between conserving the house, while meeting the needs of its intended new role, and the aspirations of the community? 6 years after its reopening, what are the on-going challenges in maintaining this heritage house into the future?

Come and hear about the challenges and the processes first hand, from Mr Kelvin Ang of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), who was the conservation consultant for the house. Mr Ang and the URA were the architectural, engineering and conservation team who realised the restoration project.

This talk is in conjunction with URA’s 2014 Architectural Heritage Awards series of events.

[Image: NUS Baba House.]

To view the e-flyer, please click here.

Exhibition Tour:
Kebon Indah: Mintio & Kabul, Kelompok Batik Tulis Sido Luhur, Collaboration (NUS Baba House) 

28 August 2014 (Thursday)
25 September 2014 (Thursday)
30 October 2014 (Thursday) *Repeat Sessions*

6.30pm - 7.30pm
NUS Baba House

Limited capacity: 15pax
Free Admission

To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731

For more information, please click here

[Image: Ibu Tuti in the Mitoni ceremony, 2012, Cyanotype with batik tulis, natural dyes on cotton, handpainted with synthetic dyes]

Heritage Community Series
Ancestral Worship Practices of the Babas

15 October 2014 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8.30pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

Free admission with registration. Limited to 30pax. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

Ancestral worship is an ancient practice in traditional Chinese society. It is linked to the Confucian idea of filial piety and seeks to honour the deeds, sacrifices and memories of the deceased. Family members conduct prayers and make offerings before ancestral tablets in the home or temple and at the graves. 
 
In this session, Baba Chan Eng Thai talks about ancestral worship practices in Peranakan Chinese households. He will cover the history and development of this tradition and the types of offerings and their significance. Baba Eng Thai will also share with us how ancestral rituals are carried out for different occasions such as on death anniversaries, weddings and Chinese New Year.

About the Speaker

Chan Eng Thai is a lawyer and graduated with a LL.B Honours (London) Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple from the University of London in 1985. He is descended from two Peranakan families and is passionate about pantun writing. Eng Thai has been in the main committee of The Peranakan Association of Singapore (TPA) for 10 years and currently serves as the Second Vice President. Proud of his Baba roots, he shares his knowledge on the cultural heritage of the Peranakans through talks given at the Peranakan Museum and Friends of the Museums (FOM).

[Image: Altar and Offerings at the Chan Residence, Singapore, C. 2013, Photo courtesy of Chan Eng Thai.]

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Heritage Community Series
De-mystifying Chinese Portraits: Style, Structure and Status 


3 October 2014 (Friday)

6.30pm - 8.00pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

Free admission with registration. Limited to 30pax. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

Join Pauline Ong as she traces the history of portraiture in Chinese Art and compares it to the style of painting by the European masters. Clara Chan continues with a discussion on the development in style and functions, using selected portraits displayed at the Baba House.

The practise of portraiture and likenesses in portraiture has a long tradition stretching back to Chinese artwork in tomb murals dating to the Warring States period. The development of portraiture had been relatively late as classical Chinese paintings featuring calligraphy or themes of landscapes, flowers and birds were highly sought after. These were considered to have a high level of stylisation, mystical appeal, and surreal elegance.

In the Song dynasty, portrait painting became more standard and sophisticated. It further evolved after missionary Matteo Ricci’s visit to China in 1572 during which, he shared his knowledge on the European way of painting with Chinese artists. Chinese style of painting now incorporated Western techniques such as lighting and shading.

Heritage Community Series
Encouraged by the growing community of Singaporeans actively committed to exploring history and raising cultural awareness, the Heritage Community Series is introduced as a platform where independent researchers, heritage enthusiasts and collectors share their encounters, perspectives and experiences.

[Image: Lim Kim Swee, Ancestor Portrait of Wee Boon Teck, 1899, Singapore, Gouache, Watercolour and Gold Leaf on Paper, 114.5 x 83.5 cm, Gift of Wee Lin.]

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Heritage Community Series
Decorative Art Nouveau Tiles: Luxuriant Flowers and Other Forms


24 September 2014 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8.00pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

Free admission with registration. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

Join us for a talk by Victor Lim, an avid tile collector, to find out more about ceramic tiles, in particular those with Art Nouveau patterns commonly known as “Peranakan” tiles. He will take us on a brief historical journey of the manufacturers and share a few tricks on keeping them in good condition.

Decorative ceramic tiles were used in the latter half of the Victorian era in thousands of houses. They were glazed and incorporated designs predominately based on floral motifs.

When these tiles gained popularity with the Chinese and Peranakan communities in South East Asia, various auspicious Chinese elements were introduced into the decorative designs. These included the dragon, phoenix, qilin, flowers and fruits such as the pomegranate and pineapple. Such tiles can be seen on the external walls of shophouses in areas such as Blair Plain, Emerald Hill, Joo Chiat, Katong and so forth.

[Image: Ceramic tiles in the Family Hall, NUS Baba House Image courtesy of Tan Keng Khoon.]

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Heritage Community Series
Emily of Emerald Hill - A Modern Asian Woman?


10 September 2014 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8.00pm
NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road

(Fully subscribed)
Free admission with registration. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

Set in the 1950s, Emily of Emerald Hill is a one-woman play chronicling the life of a nonya Emily Gan, and her struggles with patriarchy and the hierarchical order among the womenfolk in her in-law’s household.

In her youth, she became aware of the expectations that society had of a woman. Using her wits, she made herself an indispensable member of the family, and in the process gained influence and dominance over the others. A shadow was cast on her triumphs with the loss of her son and estrangement from her husband.

This powerful play revolves around the triumphs and tragedies of a strong willed Peranakan woman who tried to improve her position in life against a backdrop of demands and expectations defined by gender. Is Emily’s life still played out in today’s households? Join panellists Deborah Tan, Kelly Reedy, Tan Dan Feng and Stella Kon for a lively discussion on Emily as a representation of the 21st century Asian woman. 

[Image: Margaret Chan as Emily of Emerald Hill. Image courtesy of Edmund Low.]

To view the e-flyer, please click here.
 

 

 

Curating Lab 2014 - Curatorial Roundtable 02
Dis-positions: Between Artistic Practice and Curatorial Practice


4 September 2014 (Thursday)

6.30pm
National Library Building, Imagination Room, Level 5

Moderator: Anca Rujoiu (Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore)
Speakers: Michael Lee & Florin Tudor

While the debate on the intersections between the artist and the curator continues, much of such discussions and theorisations continue to move at the expense of discerning the local contexts within which they are articulated. This session is an attempt to add to this ongoing debate concerning artistic practice and curatorial practice; but at the same time it insists also on a plurality within this discussion by examining the different contexts where artistic practice and curatorial practice may meet.  

For more details, please click here.

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

 

Presenting Portraiture Series:
Caricature Workshop 

12 & 19 July 2014 (Saturdays)

2.00pm - 4.30pm
NUS Baba House
Fees: S$68/pax

Limited to 20 participants. Fees include all workshop materials.

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731

Recommended for ages 13 and above. Please make payment by 9 July upon receiving confirmation email. Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees.

For more information, please click here

[Image: Caricature Artist, Adam Chua. Image courtesy of Caricaturist.sg]

Presenting Portraiture Series
A Survey of Chinese Portrait Painters in Nineteenth Century Singapore and Java

2 July 2014 (Wednesday)

7 - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free admission with registration. To register, email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817.

The work Chinese portrait painters for their Peranakan clients in the Straits Settlements and the Dutch East Indies is undocumented. A Survey of such works from the nineteenth century, and of their obscure creators, some of whom were itinerant, add new perspectives about the genesis of modern art in the region, and also raises questions about national art and even Peranakan art.

[Image: Portrait of a Man in Blue Mandarin Robe and Lady in Black Baju Panjang and Yellow-Orange Sarong with Brown Designs, Unsigned, c. 1890, Indonesia, Oil on Canvas, 54 x 39 cm. ]

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Singapore’s Urban Heritage:
Chinese Clan Houses


27 June 2014 (Friday)

9.30am - 12.30pm

$16 (for NUS students)
$25 (NUS staff and general public)

We regret to inform that the tour has been fully registered. Limited to 15 pax. To register, email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731

Please make payment by 22 June 2014 at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email. Details on directions and meeting point will be sent after payment is made.

[Image: View of The Jinrickshaw Station (1990)]

For more information, please click here.

Creative Linocut Printing
In conjunction with Children’s Season 2014

21 June 2014 (Saturday)
28 June 2014 (Saturday) *Repeat Session*

2pm - 4.30pm

NUS Museum

Age Group: 7 years – 12 years

Fees: $68/per pair. Limited to 15 pairs of parent child per session. (Minimum of 10 pairs to proceed.)

To register, email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516-8817 / 4616. Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees.

For more information, please click here

[Walking Tour] Picturing Colonial Singapore: Situating photographic practice within the urban landscape of 19th century Singapore

13 or 20 June 2014 (Fridays) (Repeat Session)

9.30am - 12.30pm


$16 (for NUS students)
$25 (NUS staff and general public)
Limited to 15 pax

We regret to inform that the tours are fully registered. To register, email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817.

[Image: G R Lambert & Co, Portrait of Tan Jiak Kim, c. 1900, Singapore, Photograph, 71.8 x 46.6 cm]

For more information, please click here.

Family Fun with Clay Art
In conjunction with Children’s Season 2014

7 June 2014 (Saturday)
14 June 2014 (Saturday) *Repeat Session*

2pm - 4.30pm
NUS Museum

Age Group: 7 years – 12 years

$50/pair. Limited to 15 pairs of parent child per session. (Minimum of 9 pairs to proceed.)

To register, email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516-8817 / 4616. Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees.

For more information, please click here

A Journey Along the Railway Corridor [Fully subscribed]

1 June 2014 (Sunday)

9am - 12.30pm

NUS Baba House

Limited capacity: 20pax.
Free Admission

To register, email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731.

[Image: Bukit Timah Station. Photo courtesy of Dr Lai Chee Kien]


For more information, please click here.

Singapore’s Urban Heritage:
Chinese Clan Houses


3 May 2014 (Saturday)

1 - 4pm
NUS Baba House

$16 (for NUS students)
$25 (NUS staff and general public)

We regret to inform that the tour has been fully registered. Limited to 15 pax. To register, email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731

Please make payment by 25 April 2014 at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email. Details on directions and meeting point will be sent after payment is made.

[Image: View of The Jinrickshaw Station (1990)]

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Grounded Conversations:
Re/Visiting, Re/Thinking, Re/Writing


[book launch + panel discussion]

2 May 2014 (Friday)

7pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

[Image: Gallery impression of Persistent Visions | Erika Tan, NUS Museum 2009]

For more information, please click here.

Presenting Portraiture Series:
Lam Qua’s Portraits: Looped


9 April 2014 (Wednesday)

7pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

[Image: Two frames from Grieve Perspective’s video ‘Qua Auq’ sourced from Lam Qua’s Portrait No. 60]]

For more information, please click here.

Talk:
Cham Dwellings and Architecture in Vietnam


3 April 2014 (Thursday)

7pm - 9pm
NUS Baba House

Free Admission. Seating capacity is limited to 30 persons. To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731.

[Image: Cham house in Ninh Thuan, Central Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Dr. Mohamed Effendy]

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Exhibition Tour: Kebon Indah: Mintio & Kabul, Kelompok Batik Tulis Sido Luhur, Collaboration (NUS Baba House)

27 February 2014 (Thursday) & 27 March 2014 (Thursday)

6.30pm - 7.30pm
NUS Baba House

Limited capacity: 15pax.
Free Admission

To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg, or call 6227 5731.

[Image: Ibu Tuti in the Mitoni ceremony, 2012, Cyanotype with batik tulis, natural dyes on cotton, handpainted with synthetic dyes]

For more information, please click here.

History and Its Currency Talk Series -
Contrapuntal Alliances:
Reconsidering Domesticity through Architecture and Film by Lilian Chee & Looi Wan Ping


20 March 2014 (Thursday)

8pm - 9.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817. Light refreshments will be served before the talk.

For more information, please click here.

Cyanotype on Batik Workshop:
Mintio & Kabul, Kelompok Batik Tulis Sido Luhur, Collaboration (NUS Baba House)

19 March 2014 (Thursday)
7pm - 8.30pm

22 March 2014 (Sunday)
12pm - 5pm

29 March 2014 (Sunday)
12pm - 5pm

NUS Baba House

$225.00 per person(inclusive of all workshop materials)
Limited for 12 participants. Recommended ages 13 and above.
Free Admission

To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg, or call 6227 5731.

Payment is to be made by 12 March at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email.

For more information, please click here.

Foundations:
The Malayan Forum, 65 years on


15 March 2014 (Saturday)

4pm - 4.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817. Light refreshments will be served before the talk.

For more information, please click here.

History and Its Currency Talk Series:
Transcribe / Translate / Transpose / by Heman Chong


13 March 2014 (Thursday)

8pm - 9.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817. Light refreshments will be served before the talk.

For more information, please click here.

Heritage Community Series (Talk)-
In The Eye Of The Beholder with Khir Johari


8 March 2014 (Saturday)

2pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817. Light refreshments will be served before the talk.

For more information, please click here.

History and Its Currency Talk Series:
The Pinterest Instinct by Tan Pin Pin

A talk series In conjunction with Writing Lab and NUS Arts Festival 2014

6 March 2014 (Thursday)

8pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817.

For more information, please click here.

Cyanotype on Fabric Workshop:
Kebon Indah: 
Mintio & Kabul, Kelompok Batik Tulis Sido Luhur, Collaboration (NUS Baba House)


22 February (Saturday)
1 March (Saturday) *Repeat Session*

2.00pm - 4.00pm
NUS Baba House

Limited capacity: 20pax per session. Recommended for ages 13 and above.
Fees: $30 per participant (inclusive of all workshop materials)

To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg, or call 6227 5731.

[Image: Kabul exposing the prints and washing off remnant solutions from cloth]

For more information, please click here.

History and Its Currency Talk Series:
Making Multilingual Theatre:
The Strange Case of 'National Language Class' by Paul Rae


13 February 2014 (Thursday)

8pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817.

For more information, please click here.

Writing Lab 2014: Call for Applications
In conjunction with NUS Arts Festival 2014

Writing Lab 2014 is a seven-week script-writing mentorship programme, running from 13 February to 27 March 2014 facilitated by Huzir Sulaiman of Checkpoint Theatre, and organised by NUS Museum for NUS Arts Festival 2014. Under Huzir's guidance, students will write short plays that draw from, refer to, or intersect with the collections of NUS Museum. The programme will consist of one mentoring session and one public talk per week, culminating in a public script reading session on 27 March 2014 during the NUS Arts Festival 2014.

Application is open to all tertiary students (university, polytechnic, junior college) aged 18 - 25. Please click here to download the application form. Application forms must be completed and submitted via email to museum@nus.edu.sg by 2 February 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  

For more information, please click here.

The Portrait Studio: Behind the Scenes

5 December 2013

7.00pm - 9.00pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817.

[Image: Paul & Co. Portrait of Wee Eng Cheng, c. 1920, Singapore, Photograph]

For more information, please click here.

Art Workshop: Family Fun with Batik Art 


30 November 2013 (Saturday)
14 December 2013 (Saturday) (Repeat Session)

2.00pm - 4.30pm
NUS Museum

$40 per pair. (Limited to 16 pairs of parent and child per session)
Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees.

Age Group: 7 - 12 years old

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817 / 4616.

For more information, please click here.

 

Inherited and Salvaged

An exhibition opening

27 Nov 2013 (Wednesday)

6.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817.
 

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In Search of Raffles' Light

An exhibition opening

20 Nov 2013 (Wednesday)

6pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg, or call 6516 8817.
 

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NUS Museum’s Biennale Reception 2013 

NUS Museum invites you to our Biennale Reception, a parallel event of the Singapore Biennale 2013 If The World Changed for Curatorial and Artist Tours with our four featured artists, Erika Tan, Michael Lee, SHIMURAbros and Charles Lim. 

24 October 2013 (Thursday)

4pm - 6pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

No registration is required. For enquiries, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

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Grounded Conversations:

With Jimmy Ong

11 October 2013 (Friday)

7pm - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817.

[Image: Jimmy Ong, Chinatown Suite XXI: 5, “30 Minutes”- Self-portrait, 1985, Ink and charcoal on paper, 37.5 x 55 cm]

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International Conference:

Peranakan Communities in the Era of Decolonization and Globalization

27 September 2013 (Friday)

9am - 5pm
Possibility Room, National Library Building

Please make payment by 18 September at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email. Registration is confirmed only upon receipt of payment.

Conference Fee (includes lunch and two teas):

$10 (NUS/NTU Students & Staff, NUS Museum/Baba House & Chinese Heritage Centre Docents & Volunteers)

$20 (Public). 

Limited spaces.To register, email conference2013@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731.
 

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Malaya Black and White Film Screenings:

The Borneo Story Trilogy
with Tom Harrisson

18 September 2013 (Wednesday)
Part 1 - Borneo from the Beginning/ Birds' Nest Soup/ Cavemen of Today

2 October 2013 (Wednesday)
Part 2 - Peoples of the Tinjar River/ The Dayaks/ The Rainforest

16 October 2013 (Wednesday)
Part 3 - Fisherman of the Coast/ Highlanders of the Equator/ The Swamp

7 - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg indicating which screening you would like to attend, or call 6516 8817.
 

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Taiping Tianguo
An exhibition opening

7 September 2013 (Saturday)

7pm - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

NUS Baba House 5th Anniversary Event:
Special Weekend Tours

7 September 2013 (Saturday)
14 September 2013 (Saturday) (Repeat Session)

4pm – 5.30pm
NUS Baba House.

Please make payment by 1 September 2013 at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email.

Fees Per Session:
$16 
(For NUS Students)
$25 (NUS Staff & General Public). 
Limited to 15 pax per session.

For enquiries, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731 for more details.

[Image courtesy of Alvin Ong]

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Archiving Apin:
Works and Documents from the Mochtar Apin Collection
An exhibition opening

30 August 2013 (Friday)

7pm – 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

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Artist Talk with Erika Tan

[In-conjunction with the exhibition ‘Come cannibalise us, why don’t you?’ | Erika Tan ]

27 August 2013 (Tuesday)

7pm – 8.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

[Image: Erika Tan, Jail Museum Mirror, Digital Print, 2013, Artist Collection]

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Heritage Walking Tour Series:
Motifs and Meanings

A walking tour by Mrs. Patricia Bjaaland Welch

24 August 2013 (Saturday)

1pm – 3.30pm
NUS Baba House.

Please make payment by 17 August 2013 at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email. Details on directions and meeting point will be sent upon confirmation and payment.

Fees Per Session:
$16 
(For NUS Students)
$25 (NUS Staff & General Public). 
Limited to 15 pax.

For enquiries, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731 for more details.

[Image: Master Bedroom at the NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road.]

Between Here and Nanyang:
Marco Hsu's Brief History of Malayan Art

An exhibition opening

21 August 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm – 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

[Image: Marco Hsu’s 1963 Chinese publication, 马来亚艺术简史, A Brief History of Malayan Art.]

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Film Screening:
East of Sumatra

31 July 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm - 9pm

NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817/ 64616 for more details.

Film Screening:
Malaya

10 July 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission.
To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

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Film Screening:
The Jungle Princess

19 June 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm - 8.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission.
To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

[Image: From The Jungle Princess Poster]

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Introduction to Mosaic (Advanced Workshop)
In conjunction with Children's Season 2013

15 June 2013 (Saturday)

22 June 2013 (Saturday) (Repeat Session)

2pm – 4.30pm
NUS Museum

$40 per pair. (Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child per session)
Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees.

Age Group: 5 - 12 years old

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call
6516 8817 / 4616 for more details.

[Image: Mosaic Picture Frame]

Introduction to Mosaic (Beginners Workshop)
In conjunction with Children's Season 2013

8 June 2013 (Saturday)

2pm – 4.30pm
NUS Museum

$30 per pair. (Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child per session)
Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees.

Age Group: 5 - 12 years old

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call
6516 8817 / 4616 for more details.

[Image: Mosaic Tiles]

Film Screening:
East of Borneo

5 June 2013 (Wednesday)

26 June 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm - 8.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

[Image: Film still , East of Borneo]

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Fun with Herbs and Spices Workshop In conjunction with Children's Season 2013

25 May 2013 (Saturday)

2pm - 4pm NUS Museum

$15 per pair. (Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child) Registration is confirmed only upon payment of workshop fees. Age Group: 5 - 12 years old To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 / 4616 for more details.

[Image: Left: Herbs, Right: Spices]

Grounded Conversations Series:
With filmmaker Surabhi Sharma

16 May 2013 (Thursday)

7pm - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission
To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

[Image: Courtesy of Surabhi Sharma]

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Heritage Walking Tour Series:
Motifs and Meanings

A walking tour by Mrs. Patricia Bjaaland Welch

2 May 2013 (Thursday)
11 May 2013 (Saturday) (Repeated session)

1pm - 3.30pm

Please make payment by 23 April at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email. Details on directions and meeting point will be sent upon confirmation and payment.

Fees Per Session:
$16 (For NUS Students)
$25 (NUS Staff & General Public).
Limited to 15 pax.

For enquires, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call
6227 5731 for more details.

[Image: Master Bedroom at the NUS Baba House, 157 Neil Road.]

 

Cultural Heritage of Sufi Nizamuddin Aulia
in South Asia

An audio-visual presentation by Yousuf Saeed

8 May 2013 (Wednesday)

6pm - 8pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission
To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.

[Image: Courtesy of Yousuf Saeed]

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Film Screening:
The Letter

23 April 2013 (Tuesday)

7pm - 9pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi (NAK) Auditorium
Education Resource Centre, NUS University Town

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call
6516 8817 / 4616 for more details.

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Heritage Walking Tour Series:
Neil Road Heritage Trail


20 April 2013 (Saturday)

A walking tour by Mr Kelvin Ang (from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore)

1pm - 3.30pm
Details on directions and meeting point will be sent upon confirmation and payment.
NUS Baba House

$16 (for NUS students)
$25 (NUS staff and general public)

Limited to 15 pax. To register, email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731

Please make payment by 25 April 2014 at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email. Details on directions and meeting point will be sent after payment is made.

[Image: View of The Jinricksha Building at the junction of Tanjong Pagar and Neil Road in 1965]

 

Presenting Portraiture Series:
Visiting the Ancestral Home A talk by Angkana Koelnsperger and Chia Hock Jin


17 April 2013 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 7pm: Cocktails
7pm - 8pm: Panel Discussion

NUS Baba House

Free Admission. Seating capacity is limited to 30 persons.
To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

For more information, please click here.

Film Screening:
Frank Buck's Tiger Fangs


10 April 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm - 9.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

For more information, please click here.

Presenting Portraiture Series:
Chasing the Wild Goose A talk by Patricia Bjaaland Welch


21 March 2013 (Thursday)

7pm - 9.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

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Film Screening:
Chasing the Dragon on Film


20 March 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

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Film Screening:
Bring 'em Back Alive


13 March 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm - 9pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

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The Portrait Speaks
A talk by Alvin Ong


6 March 2013 (Wednesday)

6.30pm - 8pm
NUS Baba House

Free Admission. Seating capacity is limited to 30 persons. We regret to inform that the talk has been fully registered.
To register, please email babahouse@nus.edu.sg.

[Image: Alvin Ong, Philamae Sim, 2012, 80 x 140cm, Acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the sitter and artist]

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Grounded Conversations:
Ideas & Practice – An Afternoon with Chong Fahcheong


2 March 2013 (Saturday)

2pm - 4pm
Emily Hill
11 Upper Wilkie Road
Singapore 228120

In conjunction with Textures, Tones & Timbres: Art of Chong Fahcheong, this talk brings participants to the artist’s studio for a glimpse of the activities and processes that take place before a sculpture is available for public view.

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

[Image: Chong Fahcheong and 'Cube Gate' displayed at NUS Museum.

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Film Screening:
China Seas


20 February 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

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Heritage Walking Tour Series:
Neil Road Heritage Trail


2 February 2013 (Saturday)

A walking tour by Mr Kelvin Ang (from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore)

1pm - 3.30pm
Details on directions and meeting point will be sent upon confirmation and payment.
NUS Baba House

$16 (for NUS students)
$25 (NUS staff and general public)

We regret to inform that the tour has been fully registered.
Limited to 15 pax. To register, email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227 5731

Please make payment by 25 April 2014 at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email. Details on directions and meeting point will be sent after payment is made.

[Image: View of The Jinricksha Building at the junction of Tanjong Pagar and Neil Road in 1965]

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Textures, Tones & Timbres:
Art of Chong Fahcheong


An exhibition opening

31 January 2013 (Thursday)

7pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

[Image: Chong Fahcheong, Dune Seat, 2011, Marble, 175 x 132 x 45cm]

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Film Screening:
Across to Singapore (1928)


23 January 2013 (Wednesday)

7pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission. To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg.

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Grounded Conversations:
Artists, Sites, Practice

A roundtable discussion with Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Charles Lim, Lucy Davis, Renato Habulun and ShimuraBros in conversation with Roxana Waterson

Sat 10 Nov,11am – 1pm
NX Gallery, NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 8817 for more details.
Closing date: 7 November 2012.

[Image: Renato Habulan and Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Mga Hinirang (Chosen People), film still, 2012]

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Malaya Black & White Film Series
The Tiger of Malaya, Marai no Tora (1943)

Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
NUS Museum

Free Admission

To register, please email museum@nus.edu.sg or check the NUS Museum blog for more details.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Camping and Tramping Through the Colonial Archive: The Museum in Malaya, the Malaya Black & White film series present another aspect of the colonial archive – the moving image. Cinematographic representations of Malaya take centre stage here. Feature films, documentaries and propaganda materials are also included.

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Maintaining Heritage Series :
A Journey Along the Railway Corridor

A walking tour by Dr. Lai Chee Kien,
Department of Architecture,
National University of Singapore

Sat 13 Oct, 9am – 12pm
Bukit Timah and Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Tour fee:
$16 (for NUS students),
$25 (NUS staff and general public
Limited to 25 pax.

To register, email babahouse@nus.edu.sg or call 6227-5731.

Please make payment by 5 October 2012 at NUS Museum upon receiving confirmation email.

* Details on directions and meeting point will be sent upon confirmation and payment.

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NUS Museum Open House 2012

Thu 23 Aug, 6pm – 9.30pm
NUS Museum

The NUS Museum “Open House 2012” presents a delightful evening of art, sounds, and words set within the galleries of the museum, where artists and audience are invited to perform, read and play.

[Image: Artwork on the right by Speak Cryptic]

Please click here for more info.

Curating Lab 2012: Curatorial-Intensive and Internship Programme 2012

Phase 1. Curatorial-Intensive 30 July 2012 to 6 August 2012

Phase 2. Internship. 13 August to 2 November 2012

Phase 2. Regional Field Trip. 10 to 12 September 2012

Phase 3. Final Exhibition Project.



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