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An Old New World Programmes

21 Sep 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
11am - 6pm
Free
There's something for everyone in this exciting line-up of programmes! Celebrate important occasions with us, hear from our curators and speakers about interesting topics related to the exhibition, An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s-1819 and participate in programmes specially designed for youth, families and children.
View of Banten

HistoriaSG: Banten, The Forgotten Kingdom with Lim Chen Sian
Thu, 9 Jan | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

On 23 June 1596, four battered ships of the first Dutch trading fleet under Cornelis de Houtman anchored off the sprawling capital of Bantam (Banten), having journeyed 14 months before the vessels arrived at the legendary kingdom of pepper and rice. 17th-century Banten was an emporium to the archipelago and beyond, and the wealthy sultanate was also a nexus of religious learning, attracting Islamic scholars from the boundaries of the Indian Ocean.

Join archaeologist Lim Chen Sian as he explores the rise and fall of the forgotten kingdom of Banten in this fascinating talk.
 
About the Speaker
Lim Chen Sian is an Associate Fellow at the Archaeology Unit, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. He is a historical archaeologist interested in the transitional period between pre- and post-European contact in Southeast Asia and the development of port settlements, military fortifications, and the material culture of trade. Between 2009 and 2012, he conducted five field seasons of archaeological investigations at Banten together with Indonesian counterparts.

Limited spaces available. $5 per pax includes light refreshments. Visit historiasg-banten.peatix.com for registration.


Imagining the East Indies with Daniel Tham

Imagining the East Indies with Daniel Tham
Thu, 16 Jan | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

The idea of the “East Indies” was a largely European construct, shaped by the European exploration of and commercial interest in Southeast Asia. This gave rise to the charting and imaging of the region and its peoples, with the resulting images of the East Indies disseminated and popularised through print.

This talk explores some of the artwork currently on display in the special exhibition An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819, and demonstrates how these images reveal, more than anything, the European imagination of the East Indies.

Limited spaces available. $5 per pax. Visit hsg-eastindies.peatix.com for registration.

Image: Malays of Java, 1780s-90s. National Museum of Singapore.

The Story of Gin

The Story of Gin, An Old Modern Drink by Tanglin Gin [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
Sat, 18 Jan | 2pm – 3.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

Did you know that the ubiquitous gin and tonic combination originated in the jungles of Malaya? Hear more about the rich history of gin, the spices that are mixed with gin to create a flavourful concoction, and the fascinating process of making gin from the founder of Tanglin Gin, Singapore’s first gin distillery.

Plus, don’t miss this unique opportunity to garnish your very own gin and tonic with herbs, fruits or spices of your choice to complete your perfect drink. The person with the most number of likes on Instagram for their gin and tonic at the end of the programme will win a bottle of Tanglin Gin!

Limited spaces available. $15 per pax includes a presentation and sampling of gin from Tanglin Gin. As alcohol will be served, this programme will only admit participants aged 18 and above. Visit lsoh-tanglingin.peatix.com for registration.

Past Programmes

[FULLY REDEEMED!] -  RSVP and visit An Old New World exhibition during the opening weekend (21 or 22 September 2019) to receive a tea infuser featuring an image of a Malayan tapir inspired by the National Museum's prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.


Storytelling Sessions: Orang Laut Tales by MoonShadow Stories 

21 & 22 September | 2pm & 3.30pm: Like A Fish

Drop-in Craft Activities
21 & 22 September, 12 & 13 October, 23 November, 21 December | 10.30am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 5pm


Curator Tour [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
Thurs, 3 October | 7.30pm - 8.30pm | Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level

A Lighter Side of History: Tasting The Tradewinds with Christopher Tan [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
Sat, 5 October | 2pm – 3:30pm | The Salon, Level 1

Curator Tour
12 December | 7.30pm – 8.30pm

National Museum’s 132nd Anniversary Celebrations 
12 & 13 October | 11am – 6pm

Deepavali Open House
Sat, 19 Oct | 10.30am – 5pm

A Lighter Side of History: Sea of Cloth – The Journey of Sari to Singapore
Sat, 19 October | Two show timings at 2pm – 4pm or 7pm – 9pm | The Salon, Level 1


Historia SG: Singapore’s Role in the Silk Road of the Sea with Professor John Miksic

Fri, 25 October | 7.30pm

National Museum: Nightfall
Sat, 26 Oct | 7.30pm till late | The Canyon, Basement Level

Storytelling Sessions: Orang Laut Tales by MoonShadow Stories 
21 December | 2pm & 3.30pm: I Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level | Free |  Ages 4 – 8

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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An Old New World Programmes

There's something for everyone in this exciting line-up of programmes! Celebrate important occasions with us, hear from our curators and speakers about interesting topics related to the exhibition, An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s-1819 and participate in programmes specially designed for youth, families and children.

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