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The Dig: 100 Days of the Empress Place Rescue Archaeology Excavation

Learning Gallery, Level 1 29 Apr 2016 - 15 May 2016 10 AM - 7PM ( 9PM on Fri) Free

From January to April last year, the largest archaeological excavation ever mounted in Singapore uncovered some 3.5 tonnes of artefacts from the area just next to the Asian Civilisations Museum. This exhibition of 30 photographs and commentaries, captured over 100 days of excavation from the photographer and archaeologists, takes you back to the historic event. A selection from the objects unearthed and tools used in the dig help bring the earthy world of archaeology to life.

Contextualising the site, the excavation and the finds, archaeologists from the dig reflect on the nature of their work. Images and commentaries, at times conflicting, portray this valiant effort into saving the unknown and the forgotten past.

Accompanying Programmes

For Families and Children: Saturdays@ACM | Saturday, 7 May, 1pm – 5pm

For Adults: ACM Lates | Friday, 29 Apr, 7pm – 10pm

For Adults: ACM Lates | Friday, 6 May, 7pm – 10pm

For Adults: ACM Lates | Friday, 13 May, 7pm – 10pm