Talk: Guerrilla Archaeologists and the Singapore Story

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.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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