Tour | Conservation Works at NUS Baba House Date: 12 April 2018, Thursday Time: 5.30pm Venue: NUS Baba House
Fees: - Entry is free for all Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents, all students holding a valid student pass, NUS staff and alumni and ICOM and Museum Roundtable members.
- To enjoy free entry, please key in "CONC" under discount code when purchasing your ticket.
- You may need to present a valid proof of identity such as an identity card, Driving License, NUS Staff Card, Student Card or an ICOM or Museum Roundtable Card to enjoy free entry.
- A $10 fee (incl GST) is applicable for all other visitors. GST Registration No: 200604346E
An architectural heritage monument in the historic Blair Plain Conservation Area, the NUS Baba House has undergone various conservation studies since its acquisition by the university in 2006. Projects include the technical analysis of architectural paint and conservation of the various murals and relief panels. Recent research has focused on the technology and use of lime as a binding material for the walls of the Baba House.
As part of this special conservation-focused tour, see the Baba House in a new light as we take you into the midst of the wall plastering works currently taking place at the front hall this April. The tour will showcase the progress of the current works and discuss the research and prior experiments in the use of the lime material. The tour will also introduce the bas-reliefs in the air-well that are subject to weathering elements and the challenges they present to conservation efforts.
Tour leadersDr Nikhil Joshi is a Postdoctoral Fellow with NUS Department of Architecture. He has research and practical experience in historic building conservation and community development. Dr Joshi has provided consultancy to organizations in Australia, Malaysia, and India. Prior to joining NUS, he worked and taught in India, UK and Malaysia. In 2007, Dr Joshi became the only Indian to date to be awarded the prestigious Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Lethaby Scholarship.
Foo Su Ling is a curator at the National University of Singapore Museum. Her research interests are in Southeast Asian arts and the social and cultural history of the region. Her curatorial projects include From the Ashes: Reviving Myanmar Celadon Ceramics (2017); Preserve/Conserve/Restore: Studies at 157 Neil Road (2015) and Archaeology Library (2015). She is a co-writer of the book NUS Baba House: Architecture and Artefacts of a Straits Chinese Home (2016).
Limited to 16 pax and suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above, advanced booking is required.