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A treat for all Singapore art connoisseurs
Join archaeologist Lim Chen Sian, an Associate Fellow with the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute for this specialist talk series. He will transport you into two of the world's greatest civilisations, spanning thousands of years. Chechen Itza is a grand ancient site in Yucatan Peninsula which is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Specialist Talk - Three Millennia Apart: A Whirlwind History and Archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt and the Maya
Date: 16 April 2016
Time: 7 pm 8 pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Telephone: 6332 3659


Literally Speaking is organised by The Select Centre, in collaboration with Philip Holden. The panellists will debate the importance of literature and the literary in Singapore's ever changing landscape and society. The speakers are Loh Chin Ee, Suzanne Choo, and Zhou Decheng.

Literally Speaking: What Are The Boundaries?
Date: 14 April 2016
Time: 7.30 pm 8.30 pm
Venue: Centre 42, 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951
Admission: Free entry. Donation is appreciated

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Speakers of Literally Speaking: What Are The Boundaries?


The Loss Index II is a new series of artworks and Shufang's third exhibition at the museum, following The Happiness Index (2011) and The Loss Index: Perishables and Other Miscellanea (2013), where the artist presented her attempts at creating indexes to measure emotions. In this exhibition, she used honey as material to explore the theme of loss. There will be a poetry reading by Tania De Rozario prior to the talk.

The Artist Talk with Ye Shufang
The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street #02-06 Singapore 187969
Date: 16 April 2016
Time: 3 pm 4 pm
Telephone: 6738 2872
Venue: Centre 42, 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951

The Columbian Exchange began in 1492, the year Christopher Columbus landed himself in the new world, America. With reference to the artefacts in Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition, this talk will begin with the migration of European settlement and its slaves into the New World, the fall of the empires of the Aztec and Inca, and a brief description on North America's industry. Mary F. Leadbetter is an instructor in history for the Culinary Institute of America's Singapore programme, and a volunteer docent with the Friends of the Museums (FOM) at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

The Columbian Exchange by Mary Leadbetter
Date: 22 April 2016
Time: 7.30 pm 8.30 pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre, Basement, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Telephone: 6332 3659


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Corinne Diserens


If you are into contemporary arts, this is a talk you should attend. Curator-in-Residence Corine Diserens will give a talk related to the current exhibition and the past exhibitions she curated. Corine is currently the guest curator for the Taipei Biennial 2016.

Residencies: Insights Talk by Curator-in-Residence, Corinne Diserens
Date: 13 April 2016
Time: 7.30 pm 9.00 pm
Venue: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Blk 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443
Telephone: 6460 0300

Chinese blue and white porcelain is a significant ornament in world history as a valuable commodity and a form of Chinese art and culture appreciation. Susie Quek will give a brief history of the porcelain market. She will examine 40 pieces items sold in the auctions in terms of its age, quality of glaze, colour, form, decoration and provenance.

Blue and White Chinese Ceramics at Auction: Enduring Popularity and Record Prices
Date: 28 April 2016
Time: 7 pm 8.30 pm
Venue: National Library, Visitors Briefing Room Level 1, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
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Why? Art & Culture talks. Free entry for all.
When: 13-28 April 2016
Where: Various venues
Cost: Free entry and Entry by donation
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