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Archaeology of Downtown Singapore by Lim Chen Sian What is Singapore's History? by Dr. John Kuok A History of the Singapore Arts Precinct and its Art Museum at the Former St. Joseph's Institution by Dr. Imran Tajudeen



Archaeology of Downtown Singapore | Specialist Talk with Archaeologist Lim Chen Sian

Date:Saturday, 7 April 2018
Time:2.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue:SAM Glass Hall

Free admission, ticket registration is required.

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In popular imagination, archaeology is typified by dust-covered individuals excavating for wondrous artefacts from lost civilizations. What exactly is archaeology and what does the archaeology of downtown Singapore reveal? Join Mr Lim Chen Sian, Associate Fellow at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Archaeology Unit, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore in this specialist talk as he speaks on how archaeologists and the processes behind the discipline, study and interpret the downtown civic district’s distant and more recent past.




What is Singapore's History? | Specialist Talk with Dr John Kwok

Date:Saturday, 14 April 2018
Time:2.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue:SAM Glass Hall

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Join Dr John Kwok, local professional historian and former Assistant Director at the National Heritage Board as he presents a cross-disciplinary talk on archaeology and history. Conventionally, the narrative of Singapore’s history usually begins in 1819, the year when the British arrived to set up a settlement in Singapore. However, archaeological research, excavations, and cultural artefacts inform us that Singapore has a past that stretches well into the 14th century in what is now called the Temasek Period. What does this mean for historians studying Singapore’s past? This talk will examine the interplay between history and archaeology, and reinterprets our past using archaeological information. 




A History of the Singapore Arts Precinct and its Art Museum at the Former St. Joseph's Institution | Specialist Talk with Dr Imran Tajudeen

Date:Saturday, 21 April 2018
Time:2.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue:SAM Glass Hall

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Join Dr Imran Tajudeen, Assistant Professor at the NUS Department of Architecture in this specialist talk as he speaks on Singapore Art Museum's transformation plans in connection with the histories of renovations to buildings for art galleries in general, and discuss on old and new plans for the Bras Basah precinct.




MEET-AND-GREET WITH ARCHAEOLOGISTS

Dates:7, 14 & 21 April 2018
Time:10:00AM – 12:00PM and 16:00PM – 17:30PM
Venue:SAM Curve
Admission:Free

This is your rare chance to get up close and personal with real-life archaeologists and ask them all the burning questions you've always wanted to know about archaeology.

This will be a casual session so feel free to approach the archaeologists—like Mr Lim Chen Sian—for a chat!

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