New Free Exhibition At Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore Has Cool Monochrome Photo Ops

New Free Exhibition At Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore Has Cool Monochrome Photo Ops

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By Karmen on 02 Mar 2021
Digital Editor

Running out of things to do in Singapore? How about a day out to Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore? There's a new free pop-up exhibition that offers an insight into Chinese calligraphy and the process of collecting.

Keep reading to find out more! 

thINK: Chinese Calligraphy, Connoisseurship, and Collecting has 23 exhibits specially curated from longtime ACM lender Dr Yuan's extensive collection of literati objects, along with books and letters from important personalities from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

These artefacts are displayed in a stylish contemporary setting that will appeal to history buffs and Instagrammers alike.

thINK chinese calligraphy exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum
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paper notes on walls at thINK chinese calligraphy exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum
Photo from @gsmproject via Instagram

paper on walls at thINK chinese calligraphy exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum
Photo from @gsmproject via Instagram

thINK exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum
Photo from Asian Civilisations Museum

One section has a row of Chinese moon gate-style partitions that serve as a cool photo backdrop.

thINK exhibition entrance at Asian Civilisations Museum
Photo from Asian Civilisations Museum

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row of domed partition doorways at thINK chinese calligraphy exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum
Photo from @desmondoteo via Instagram

thINK (or think ink) is meant to evoke personal responses regarding the act of remembering via collecting, storing and retrieving. Reflect on relationships and what we choose to hold on to, and gain insight into Chinese calligraphy, political sentiments, military affairs, and antiquity trading.

The exhibition will be up until 25 April 2021 and entry is free for Singaporeans and PRs. For foreign visitors, tickets are priced at $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, $24 for a family of five and free for children 6 years and below.

Some other upcoming activities at ACM are a Caravanserai from 13 - 21 March with products, F&B and programmes that focus on craft and innovation, as well as Life in Edo x Russel Wong in Kyoto from 16 April to 19 September, an exhibition that presents Japanese art and culture through woodblock prints and photography.

Asian Civilisations Museum
Address: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555 (Near City Hall & Raffles Place MRT Stations)
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, Sat & Sun: 10am - 7pm; Fri: 10am - 9pm
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