Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore exhibition: ‘Faith Beauty Love Hope – Our Stories, Your ACM’

This was an interesting polyvocal project (23 December 2020 to 28 February 2021) engaging with many faiths in Singapore and overtly about providing ‘a haven in a time of disruption.’

Journey through more than 60 object highlights from ACM’s collection, personally selected by museum staff and other stakeholders. Learn more about the artworks through intimate insights shared by the contributors. The exhibition hopes to provide visitors and staff alike with an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our strengths in this time of challenges and disruptions. It also reflects the voices of the many diverse groups of professionals and supporters who work at or with the museum, behind-the-scenes, to bring exhibitions and programmes to the public.

The Asian Civilisations Museum has made a video of its members’ responses to the exhibition.

Inter-Religious Organisation Singapore (IRO) members from Hindu, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Taoist, Jain, Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i religions constantly learn from each other and get to know one another better, fostering and enhancing inter-religious harmony in Singapore. In this video they talk briefly about a crucifix and a Torah; Buddhist, Taoist  and Sikh sculptures, and a Parsee textile.

ACM Singapore has many videos online:

https://www.facebook.com/asiancivilisationsmuseum/videos/curator-talk-behind-the-scenes-with-acm/260324382111298/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos discusses the work of storytellers at ACM including in this exhibition.

 https://www.facebook.com/asiancivilisationsmuseum/videos/conversations-everyone-has-a-story-to-tell/787555275181877/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos is  a panel discussion with artist writer storyteller on the importance of stories in the museum.

John Reeve

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One comment

  1. This is great – thanks so much! We went to the ACM a few years ago, and thought it a splendid museum in a fascinating (not least religiously!) city. We were overwhelmed by our welcome by the staff: these links and videos confirm that openness and professionalism.

    Crispin

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