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.