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Historical Objects at the Asian Civilisations Museum

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Historical and Cultural Exhibits in the Asian Civilisations Museum

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

ACM fosters understanding of the diverse heritage cultures of Singapore, their interconnections and connections with the world. Our galleries are organised thematically rather than by geographical region, with an emphasis on networks and flows rather than borders and boundaries.

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


“A given excuse that was not asked for implies guilt.”
– Singaporean / Malay Proverb


With Acknowledgement and Thanks to Asian Civilisations Museum for permission to use their Images and Gallery Highlight Descriptions.

Photo Credit: JOM