The Asian Civilisations Museum, is renowned for its broad yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. Located at the historic Empress Place Building, the Museum is also a popular venue to learn more about the history, heritage and arts of Asia and Singapore through special programmes and exhibitions. One such exhibition running since August 2014 is 'China Mania: The Global Passion for Porcelain, 800 -1900'.
China is famous for providing the world with the highest quality of porcelain for more than a 1,000 years. So valued that Chinese porcelain remains one of the most highly sought after today. Many became prized heirlooms valued for their exotic origins, superior technology and beauty. This special exhibition by the Asian Civilisations Museum showcases some of the top ceramic works and examines the global demand as well as the influence on Asian art. To provide visitors with a deeper insights into the fascinating world of Chinese porcelain, the Museum has organised 2 special tours.
Director's Tour, 10 October - Alan Chong, Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Peranakan Museum will take you on a private tour of the exhibition. His exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Chinese porcelain will help you understand how the works were eagerly sought and just as eagerly copied and imitated. The tour is $50 per person and includes museum admission, a reception at 6.45pm with a glass of wine and the tour at 7.30pm.
Curator's Tour, 21 November - If you're unable to join Alan Chong, then make sure you're booked into the Curator's Tour on 21 November. At $15 per person, you will join one of the Museum's exhibition curators and discover why Chinese porcelain has captivated the world for centuries. The tour commences at 7.30pm.
Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. To register and pay for either tour, simply visit the front desk at the Asian Civilisations Museum or Peranakan Museum, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space today.