Public Lecture: Raising the Tok Samkai – reverence to the highest
The Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
27 Aug 2017
Architecture & Heritage Lecture Series

Baba Cedric Tan will share some rare insights on the practice of raising the Tok Sam Kai during important temple prayers and joyous events related to rites of passage in the home to show gratitude and great reverence to the Jade Emperor.

Chinese Influences in the Gold Thread Embroidery of Southwest Aceh
Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
13 Feb 2017

Barbara Leigh examines some of the fine gold thread embroidered textiles, primarily from the second quarter of the 20th century from Southwest Aceh, with a view to expanding our understanding of historical aspects of this region of the northwest Sumatran coast.

Metallic Thread Embroidery in Asia and Europe: Connections and Borrowings
The Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
07 Jan 2017
Baba Malay, Wayang Peranakan, and Emily of Emerald Hill: Language and the Construction of Identity

Discover how nyonya embroiderers explored metal thread embroidery techniques used in other Asian and European traditions to develop a style that became recognizably their own with Mary Brown, author of Goldwork Embroidery: Projects and Designs (2007).

Free admission to programme.