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The newest exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore showcases the treasures from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the first such international travelling exhibition to do so.

Sumatran artefacts on display
Straits Times, 28 July 2010

The story of an ancient crossroads of Asia – the Indonesian island of Sumatra – comes to life at the Asian Civilisations Museum’s (ACM) newest exhibition.

Sumatra: Isle of Gold, on show from July 30 to Nov 7, features over 300 objects that showcase the unique culture and identity of Sumatra, especially the cross-cultural influences that have shaped the island from ancient times to the present day.

It will be launched by Guest-of-Honour Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts at 6.30pm on Thursday.

Co-organised by the ACM, the National Museum of Indonesia and the Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology), Leiden, this is the first international travelling exhibition on Sumatran culture.

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