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Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and the Statesman, Singapore

March 2 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 7:00 pm UTC+8

Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and the Statesman


Sir Stamford Raffles was a British official with the East India Company and was stationed in Southeast Asia between 1805 and 1824. He is known for establishing modern Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions of Raffles have changed over time. He has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser.

In keeping with the Asian Civilisations Museum’s mission to explore encounters and connections, this exhibition presents a complex, multi-layered picture of Raffles while showcasing the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Java and the Malay world.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.

For more information, please visit http://acm.org.sg/.

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March 2 @ 10:00 am
April 28 @ 7:00 pm
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Hazel Tan


Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555,
Singapore,, Singapore
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