NUS Museum  2011 - 2012 Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Asian Art and Culture Exhibition Series
The Family Tree Project <ul><li>This exhibition is a study and documentation of photographer Edwin Low’s </li></ul><ul><li...
Raffles Light <ul><li>Presenting the outcomes of a yearlong archival project undertaken at the </li></ul><ul><li>home of b...
Tautology of Memory <ul><li>The core component of this exhibition will consist of a suite of video montages  </li></ul><ul...
Stories from Archaeological Finds <ul><li>This exhibition presents objects uncovered from archaeological </li></ul><ul><li...
Others <ul><li>Prosodion - 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramics Collection – April 2012 </li></ul>
NUS Researchers and Artists Exhibition Series
Sculptures of Chong Fah Cheong <ul><li>Cheong Fah Cheong graduated from the University of Singapore in </li></ul><ul><li>1...
Paper-to-Gallery Series <ul><li>The Paper- to- Gallery exhibition platform at NUS </li></ul><ul><li>Museum encourages facu...
Conference and Seminars
UMAC Conference 2012 <ul><li>As a subset of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the </li></ul><ul><li>Internation...
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  1. 1. NUS Museum 2011 - 2012 Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
  2. 2. Asian Art and Culture Exhibition Series
  3. 3. The Family Tree Project <ul><li>This exhibition is a study and documentation of photographer Edwin Low’s </li></ul><ul><li>extended global family, involving his siblings and their off springs. While </li></ul><ul><li>the project’s primary purpose serves as a tribute to Low’s family and his </li></ul><ul><li>need to document them following the death of his father, the dispersion </li></ul><ul><li>of his family over four continents from its origins in Southern China, gives </li></ul><ul><li>the project a secondary purpose of contributing towards the on-going </li></ul><ul><li>study of the Chinese Diaspora. The project will consist of formal and casual </li></ul><ul><li>portraits of his family as well as captured moments from family activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The exhibition will showcase both print and video elements. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>NUS Museum has been actively involved in the study of the Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Diaspora from various trajectories. Several studies and exhibitions have </li></ul><ul><li>been staged at the Baba House, a Straits Chinese heritage home in the </li></ul><ul><li>collection of the museum, as well as exhibitions on immigrant artists and </li></ul><ul><li>their impacts on Southeast Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Date: January 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Module tie-ups (Sociology, History, Southeast Asian, China Studies, Peranakan Studies, Biology, Genealogy, Photography, Diaspora Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Photography and portraiture weekend courses </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture series </li></ul><ul><li>Panel discussions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Raffles Light <ul><li>Presenting the outcomes of a yearlong archival project undertaken at the </li></ul><ul><li>home of biologist and seashells collector Dr. Lim Chuan Fong and on-site </li></ul><ul><li>at the 19 th Century Raffles Lighthouse which sits on Pulau Satumu, an islet </li></ul><ul><li>at the southernmost tip of Singapore’s territorial waters, this exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>seeks to generate a multi-disciplinary experience as various conversations </li></ul><ul><li>enter the museum. Raffles Light is conceived as a transition animated by </li></ul><ul><li>the display of photographic evidence, material remains or artifacts, </li></ul><ul><li>anecdotal histories and related documents exploring alternative ways to </li></ul><ul><li>recount and understand heritage through objects originally collected with </li></ul><ul><li>a ‘scientific’ intent. In its generality, the exhibition calls attention to </li></ul><ul><li>aspects of how personal collections and archives come to be constituted, </li></ul><ul><li>and how a varying regard for historical sites may be registered in </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore. This exhibition is co-organised with the Raffles Museum of </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity and Research.  </li></ul><ul><li>Raffles Light is held as a companion to the ongoing exhibition Camping and </li></ul><ul><li>Tramping Through the Colonial: The Museum in Malaya, which explores the rise of </li></ul><ul><li>the museum and themes on the archives in British Malaya from the 19 th century </li></ul><ul><li>onwards and how contemporary practitioners may lay claim to it. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Date: January 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Module tie-ups (History, Sociology, Geo-politics, Border Studies, Heritage Management, Theatre Studies, Biology, Photography) </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture series </li></ul><ul><li>Field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Video screenings of field research and process </li></ul><ul><li>Development of short stories and plays </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tautology of Memory <ul><li>The core component of this exhibition will consist of a suite of video montages </li></ul><ul><li>produced by Mumbai-based artist, Rupal Shah. Capturing the architectural </li></ul><ul><li>features of the Ajanta caves and re-interpreting them through aesthetic layering </li></ul><ul><li>procedures, the intervention into the Archival Square at NUS Museum will seek to </li></ul><ul><li>register itself as a set of discursive or relatively-fluid connections by being playful </li></ul><ul><li>of colonial and postcolonial mappings of “heritage sites” and their associated </li></ul><ul><li>civilisational imperatives. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the montages, the display component will include still shots of the </li></ul><ul><li>murals and frescoes as well as an audio work showcasing the role of tour-guides in </li></ul><ul><li>narrating history at the Ajanta caves, made complex by the insertion of archival </li></ul><ul><li>images taken by Robert Gill, a 19th century British amateur photographer and </li></ul><ul><li>military officer in India. These multiple roles, essayed by various participants in the </li></ul><ul><li>project, amidst their varying concerns, will seek to problematise and conflate </li></ul><ul><li>within a single space the ironies, paradoxes and humour which descend on history </li></ul><ul><li>and its sites. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Tautology of Memory is held as a companion to the ongoing exhibition Camping </li></ul><ul><li>and Tramping Through the Colonial: The Museum in Malaya, which looks at the </li></ul><ul><li>rise of the museum and the archive in British Malaya from the 19 th century </li></ul><ul><li>onwards and how contemporary practitioners may lay claim to it. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Date: March 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Module tie-ups (Communications and New Media, Film Studies, Architecture, Sociology, History, Southeast Asian Studies, Heritage Management) </li></ul><ul><li>Video Screenings </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stories from Archaeological Finds <ul><li>This exhibition presents objects uncovered from archaeological </li></ul><ul><li>sites in Singapore, Java and the Angkor region of Cambodia. On </li></ul><ul><li>account of their durability, ceramics make up the majority of the </li></ul><ul><li>finds. Although broken, incomplete, and occurring in a wide variety </li></ul><ul><li>of shapes and sizes, studies of these items reveal interesting and </li></ul><ul><li>valuable data about the utilization of the sites, activities that took </li></ul><ul><li>place and the lifestyles of past occupants. A number of other </li></ul><ul><li>materials such as sculptures and textiles from NUS Museum’s </li></ul><ul><li>collection are displayed alongside the archaeological finds; together </li></ul><ul><li>they offer a wider picture of the historical and cultural backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>of these areas. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Date: April 2012 to November 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Module tie-ups (History, Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Southeast Asian Studies, Geography, Materials) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum tie-ups with Junior Colleges and Secondary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Sherd Handing Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture series </li></ul><ul><li>Walking Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas Field Trips </li></ul>
  7. 7. Others <ul><li>Prosodion - 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramics Collection – April 2012 </li></ul>
  8. 8. NUS Researchers and Artists Exhibition Series
  9. 9. Sculptures of Chong Fah Cheong <ul><li>Cheong Fah Cheong graduated from the University of Singapore in </li></ul><ul><li>1971 with a Bachelor of Social Science. A self-taught Singaporean </li></ul><ul><li>sculptor known locally and internationally for his whimsical and </li></ul><ul><li>iconic sculptures, of which several are located in the civic centre of </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore and in NUS. His works explore the concepts and themes of </li></ul><ul><li>social class, power and wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>In this exhibition, Chong Fah Cheong reflects on his interest in the idea of </li></ul><ul><li>The journey – the process of rambling, interacting, encountering and </li></ul><ul><li>probing both in nature and the urban sprawl. These experiences and </li></ul><ul><li>sensations from past and present, from childhood to a mature artist </li></ul><ul><li>culminates in works that are unique, yet provide glimpses of the everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms and shapes combine, giving rise to objects, which are </li></ul><ul><li>simultaneously abstract and familiar. This exhibition will feature both past </li></ul><ul><li>and new works. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Date: Feb 2012 – June 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Module tie-ups (Sociology, Geography, Architecture, Sculpting, Materials, Art History) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum tie-ups with Junior Colleges and Secondary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>School visits </li></ul><ul><li>Panel discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Walking Tours </li></ul>
  10. 10. Paper-to-Gallery Series <ul><li>The Paper- to- Gallery exhibition platform at NUS </li></ul><ul><li>Museum encourages faculty, students and overseas </li></ul><ul><li>researchers to work alongside curators to present </li></ul><ul><li>research findings in a visually enriching format, and with </li></ul><ul><li>an emphasis on the development of curatorial </li></ul><ul><li>methodologies. This platform provides greater public </li></ul><ul><li>access to the large body of academic findings. The nature </li></ul><ul><li>of the Museum with its scope for exhibition-making and </li></ul><ul><li>programme development allows teachers, students, </li></ul><ul><li>researchers and faculty to communicate ideas and </li></ul><ul><li>findings in a visually meaningful manner to a broad </li></ul><ul><li>audience. Recent Paper-to-Gallery exhibitions include </li></ul><ul><li>Cigondewah: An Art Project by Tisna Sanjaya and The </li></ul><ul><li>Sufi and the Bearded Man: Re-membering a Keramet in </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary Singapore. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Other module tie-ups (pending research subjects) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conference and Seminars
  12. 12. UMAC Conference 2012 <ul><li>As a subset of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the </li></ul><ul><li>International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) </li></ul><ul><li>works towards the cause of university museums and collections by </li></ul><ul><li>increasing their profile, recognition, and influence in public, academic and </li></ul><ul><li>political spheres. The annual UMAC Conference is the main platform </li></ul><ul><li>through which such objectives are promoted. It also seeks to increase the </li></ul><ul><li>number of active UMAC members and participate or initiate networking </li></ul><ul><li>activities to promote university collections and museums. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The annual UMAC 2012 International Conference is organised and hosted </li></ul><ul><li>by NUS Museum. It provides an opportunity for university museums in </li></ul><ul><li>Southeast Asia to be represented on an international platform that has </li></ul><ul><li>traditionally and largely been Europe/US-centric. In view of the dramatic </li></ul><ul><li>growth of museums and exhibitionary interests in Asia, the conferences </li></ul><ul><li>allows for shared discussion on challenges confronting university </li></ul><ul><li>museums, as well as present the efforts by university museums in the </li></ul><ul><li>region to explore innovative strategies in mobilising university museum </li></ul><ul><li>collections thus opening up collaboration possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Date: September 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Projected Attendance: 120 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Internships and Consulting Practicum </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel events with NUS faculties, schools and institutions </li></ul>

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