Asian Premiere of Blockbuster Exhibition: Treasury of the World at the ACM


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melvintang

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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.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Date: 12 February to 27 June 2010

Venue: Special Exhibitions Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

Website: www.acm.org.sg

Enquiries: 6332 7798 / nhb_acm_vs@nhb.gov.sg

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
 

melvintang

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Also, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the ACM is giving one lucky person a chance to win a prize of a venue sponsorship of ACM’s charming River Terrace and River Room to celebrate his/her wedding, anniversary or just throw a party in style!

Visitors to the Treasury of the World exhibition will simply have to fill in a contest form with their thoughts on what their favourite artefact is and why, and drop it into a box located at the end of the exhibition.

The winner will be entitled to a one-time use of the venue (rental only, excluding third party services and costs e.g. catering and décor). Terms & conditions are found on the back of the contest forms and included separately in this kit.

Contest closes 28 Feb 2010.
 

campoes

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are we allowed to take pictures inside the museum ?? :)
 

tkbonz

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The last time I was at ACM, photography (w/o flash and tripod) was only permitted in the general exhibit area and strictly prohibited at the special exhibition areas.

So pls inquire first if this particular exhibition really allows photography.
 

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