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10.00 - 7.00 PM
10.00 - 9.00 PM
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents | $12
Foreign Residents & Tourists | $20
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Sir Stamford Raffles was an official with the British East India Company stationed in Southeast Asia between 1805 and 1824. He is known for establishing Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions of Raffles have changed over time. He has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser.
In keeping with the Asian Civilisations Museum’s mission to explore encounters and connections, this exhibition presents a complex, multilayered picture of Raffles while presenting the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Java and the Malay world.
The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum.