Southeast Asian Ceramics: New Light On Old Pottery
[Fragment from a guardian figure, Southeast Asian Ceramics: NEW LIGHT ON OLD POTTERY, NUS Museum, 2009]
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Date: 14 November 2008 - 25 July 2009
Venue: NUS Museum
Curator: Foo Su Ling
Guest Curator: Professor John Miksic
This exhibition features ceramics produced in Southeast Asian Kilns from as early as the 11th century. Research in ceramics over the past decades has uncovered a wealth of data about the centres of production, characteristics of wares from various kilns and active timeframes of the sites.
Our knowledge about the consumption trends of Southeast Asian ceramics has also been enhanced through finds from both land and maritime archaeology. Employed in tandem with written sources, such archaeological data has been crucial in reconstructing the region’s pre-modern socio-economic and cultural history and providing a more thorough picture of site usage patterns and intra-regional interactions.