Chinese Influences in the Gold Thread Embroidery of Southwest Aceh
Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
13 Feb 2017
Cheah Cheang Lim, Straits Chinese reformer

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.

Great Patrons and Artists of Colonial Singapore: New research on Singapore art history
Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
23 Mar 2016
Portrait of Tan Jiak Kim (1859-1917) by Low Kway Song

Recent work in art history establishes Singapore as a centre of art patronage and as an important port of call for artists travelling in the region during the early colonial period. This lecture by Daphne Ang is based on doctoral research on portraiture and local art patronage as a means of telling the story of Singapore’s history of art prior to the 1950s.

Free, no registration required