Job: Curator, South&Southeast Asian Collection, NUS Museum

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NUS Museum Curator position

The National University of Singapore Museum is looking for a Curator/Assistant Curator for its South and Southeast Asian collections comprising Indian classical sculpture and modern pieces. There has’t been a deadline posted, and the original date of the ad was on 17 June, but it was reposted by the NUS Museum blog yesterday.

NUS Museum Curator position

Talk: Guerrilla Archaeologists and the Singapore Story

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Prof John Miksic, National University of Singapore

Readers in Singapore may be interested in this talk by Prof. John Miksic about the practice of archaeology in Singapore happening at the National University of Singapore Museum on Thursday.

Prof John Miksic, National University of Singapore

Prof John Miksic, National University of Singapore

Curating Nation: Guerrilla Archaeologists and the Singapore Story
Prof. John Miksic
Venue: National University of Singapore Museum
Date: 12 April 2012
Time: 6.30pm

Most people think Singapore and archaeology are boring subjects, but the combination of the two can be exciting. Since Singapore has no laws covering archaeology, it is possible and sometimes necessary to go about the exploration for new sites in unorthodox ways. The term “underground” can mean something different in Singapore than it does in normal archaeological contexts! In this talk Prof. John Miksic will provide an account of the history of archaeology in Singapore since 1984, and its connection with museums.

More details here.

Public Lecture: Two 10th Century Shipwrecks

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The National University of Singapore Museum is hosting a public lecture by Horst H. Liebner on the Cirebon and Karawang Shipwrecks, both found in the Java Sea and dating to the 10th century.

Cargoes for Java: Two 10th Century Shipwrecks
Date: 10 September
Time: 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Venue: National University of Singapore Museum
RSVP: +65 65168817 or museum@nus.edu.sg
More details can be found in this page.

The Tang Dynasty shipwreck at Belitong

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum in conjunction with auction house Christie’s is hosting a talk on The Tang Dynasty Cargo from Belitong (Indonesia) on 4 June 2007.

The Tang Dynasty Cargo from Belitong
Monday, 4 June 2007
7.00 to 9.00pm
Celadon Room, NUS Museum
Free Admission

In this lecture, Rosemary Scott examines what is arguably the most important cargo of Chinese artefacts to be raised from the seabed. Both the ceramics and the precious metals in the cargo will be discussed in their art historical contexts.

The lecture will also address the significance of the cargo for our understanding of inter-Asian trade, and the intended destination of its most valuable items will be postulated.

Rosemary Scott obtained her BA and did postgraduate research at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she later became Curator of the Percival David Foundation, following four years at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.

She is currently International Academic Director to the Asian Art departments at Christie’s, where she undertakes research, publication and training as well as giving lectures and courses on Chinese art. She has curated a range of exhibitions and has published numerous books and articles on ceramics, lacquer and textiles.

The NUS Museum is located at
University Cultural Centre Annex
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119279

For more books on shipwrecks in Southeast Asia, you may want to read:
Lost at Sea: The Strange Route of the Lena Shoal Junk
Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure in Southeast Asia by T. Wells