23 Feb 2018

7 - 8pm

Getting here

Ngee Ann Auditorium

Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555


This lecture is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis. No registration is required.

For centuries, Chinese viewed the afterlife as an extension of worldly life.

Spirit objects and other magnificent funerary objects help us understand the significance attached to rituals and practices, where proper conduct of the burial ceremony was always a matter of utmost importance.

  • Family Fun
    Saturdays@ACM: The Rainbow Connection

    Explore the museum in a burst of colours. Make your own kaleidoscope and see the world in a different light, or watch a drama with colourful characters by Act 3 International. And don't miss out the last day to see the artworks in the Light to Night: Colour Sensations Festival.

  • Family Fun
    Saturdays@ACM is a family-friendly programme on the last Saturday of every month at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Families can spend a full day exploring the wonders of Asian art and folklore. Enjoy creative, hands-on activities, interactive performances and drama, and storytelling in the museum's galleries. Each month features a different theme - learn tales behind popular cultural festival, embark on a journey across ancient civilisations, and make your masterpiece inspired by thousand-year old artworks.
  • Lectures
    2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog: Precious pet or dinner dish?

    Patricia Welch will talk about the multiple roles and meanings of dogs throughout Chinese history and art, from early history to yesterday on the Shanghai Bund.

    About the Speaker

    Patricia Bjaaland Welch has an MA in Asian Studies from Boston University, where she taught Chinese religion and philosophy before joining the University of Oslo. She relocated to Asia in 1987, and currently divides her time between homes in Bangkok and Singapore. She is a frequent speaker at FOM Lectures, the Siam Society (Bangkok), ceramic societies, and cruise ships, and is the author of books, including Chinese New Year (1995) and Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery (2008).