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Past Exhibitions

Ghost Nets of the Ocean

Asian Civilisations Musem 01 Jun 2017 - 06 Aug 2017
Giant Turtle

Admission is Free


Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life

Asian Civilisations Museum 22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
King Taejo's Seal

Intrigued by sets and costumes from Korean historical dramas and films? Then come see the real thing – paintings, furniture, fashion, and more – from Joseon-dynasty Korea, including rare treasures from the National Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum of Korea. Also on display is an installation by South Korean contemporary artist Ran Hwang.



Cities & Kings: Ancient Treasures from Myanmar

Asian Civilisations Museum 02 Dec 2016 - 05 Mar 2017
Bowl with bird

This exhibition introduces the art and culture of Myanmar through some of the country’s finest objects, selected from the National Museum Collections of Myanmar.

Admission is ticketed, please see prices below


Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500 –1900

Asian Civilisations Museum 04 Nov 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
Pieter Cnoll, Cornelia van Nijenroode and their Daughters

Traders and migrants, jewellery and multicoloured cottons, languages and commerce – port cities mix people, merchandise, and ideas. This special exhibition paints a picture of life through photographs, paintings, fashion, luxury goods, and everyday objects. Disembark at ACM for a view of hybrid cultures, ingenuity, and global trends bred in these cosmopolitan centres.

Admission is ticketed, please see prices below


South Asia and the Islamic World: Highlights from the Collection

Asian Civilisations Museum 06 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2016
Highlights and New Acquisitions at Shaw Foyer

In this gallery, we display some highlights from South Asia and the Islamic world. In the subcontinent of South Asia – the region covered by Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh – several religions co-existed for centuries. This gallery explores the arts of Hinduism, Jainism, and Islam through this geographical area and beyond.