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Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Asian civilisations museums singapore

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) forms a part of the four museums in Singapore, the other three being the Peranakan Museum at Old Tao Nan School, the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum.

The Asian Civilisations Museum specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum concentrates on the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia.

Among the many historical, cultural and specimen objects in the Asian Civilisations Museum the following are highlights:

  • Dehua porcelain figures
  • Buddhist statues
  • Chola bronzes
  • Sinicised temple art of Vietnam

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To help you better appreciate the Asian Civilisations Museum the following guides will be helpful:

  • Historical Objects and the Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Finding Meaning at the Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Your Visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum
  • The History of the Asian Civilisations Museum

Essential Facts:

  • Name:               Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Inaugurated:    1997
  • Type:                 Southeast Asian, South Asian, West Asian and East Asian Heritage
  • Location:         1 Empress Place, Singapore


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