TREASURY OF THE WORLD: JEWELLED ARTS OF INDIA IN THE AGE OF THE MUGHALS
Asian Civilisations Museum, 12 February to 27 June 2010
Immerse yourself in the opulence of the legendary Mughal empire (1526 – 1858), one of the wealthiest, most powerful dynasties the world has ever known. Treasury of the World features a dazzling array of more than 400 exquisite jewelled works of art from Mughal India, from the al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait.
The rulers of the Mughal empire were so renowned for their lavish lifestyle, love of beauty and vast collection of precious objects, that the Mughal emperor Jahangir was once described in a letter by the English Ambassador Thomas Roe as ‘the treasury of the world’. Learn about life in the Mughal court from the leisure pursuits, food and weaponry of the emperor and his royal household. The exhibition also provides a fascinating insight to the diverse techniques in the jewelled arts used by the artisans and craftsmen during this period.
This travelling exhibition began its journey at The British Museum in London and has since been shown in world-renowned venues such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre Museum in Paris. The exhibition will make its Asian debut at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.
This exhibition is organised by The al-Sabah Collection, National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters, Kuwait, in collaboration with the Asian Civilisations Museum.
Date: 12 February to 27 June 2010
Venue: Special Exhibitions Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Enquiries: 6332 7798 / email@example.com
Admission charges: $8 (adults) / $4 (concession); Family package at $20 for up to 5 pax.
Free admission for children aged 6 and below and seniors aged 60 and above every day (locals and PRs only). 50% off for foreigners aged 60 and above. 50% discount every Friday, 7-9pm
Opening hours: Monday, 1pm-7pm; Tuesday to Saturday: 9am – 7pm (to 9pm on Fri)
How to get there: By MRT – Raffles Place
By Bus – 100, 107, 130, 131, 167, 608