Monday, 18 November 2013

Exhibition Opening | Inherited and Salvaged: Family Portraits from the Straits Chinese Collection

Date: 27 November 2013, Wednesday
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: NUS Museum

Free admission. To RSVP, please email museum@nus.edu.sg

Guest of Honour: Mrs Rosa Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, National Heritage Board

Programme:
6.30pm - Arrival of Guests
7.00pn - Arrival of Guest-of-Honour
7.30pm - Tour of Exhibition and Reception



Inherited and Salvaged: Family Portraits from the Straits Chinese Collection presents over fifty painted and photographed portraits donated to NUS Museum. Originating from individual and family collections, and others acquired from antique and 'karung guni' dealers, the portraits date from the 19th to early 20th centuries and capture some of the earliest visual representations of Peranakan Chinese in Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. Through this assemblage, the exhibition explores early portrait making industry in the region, the social and cultural contexts sustaining such artistic patronage, and contemporary motivations in collecting and preserving these works.

This exhibition is supported by Ms Agnes Tan in memory of her father the late Tun Tan Cheng Lock.


View the e-flyer here: http://nus.edu.sg/museum/Mailers/2013/Inherited&Salvaged.html

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