Whether it is for the Hari Raya celebration, Children Season or simply to spend time with the kids during the upcoming school holiday, there will be plenty to do at the museums this June

Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City

Angkor

Date: 8 April 2018 to 22 July 2018
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum

The civilisation of Angkor left an artistic legacy that lives on most spectacularly in its architecture and sculpture. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the archaeological complexes are today acknowledged as great masterpieces. But until the late 19th century, they were virtually unknown to the outside world.

In this ACM exhibition, Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, visitors will see rare Khmer sculptures, along with French drawings, photographs, and memorabilia that tell the story of the French encounter with Angkor and its sensational emergence onto
the international stage.

The Asian Civilisations Museum presents this exhibition in collaboration with the Guimet Museum in Paris. To accompany the exhibition, ACM has scheduled an array of programmes and talks related to Angkor and contemporary Cambodian culture, including our Angkor Encore Festival (25–27 May) highlighting Cambodian performing arts.

For more information, please visit here.

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Carved In Stone (as part of Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet, in conjunction with Children Season)

Date: Parent-and-child:8 June 2018(Friday),
Adults only: 9 June 2018(Saturday)
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission Fees: $20 per parent-and-child unit, $27.50 per adult.

Create your own masterpiece inspired by carvings on the stone walls of Angkor temples in this rubber stamp carving workshop. Take a closer look at the beautiful details of Khmer art and architecture as you are guided by experienced facilitators in this beginner-friendly workshop. Then you can start decorating your paper stationery with one-of-a-kind stamps you carved by yourself!

A minimum of 5 people is needed to proceed. Registration closes a day before the workshop and tickets are non-refundable if participant is unable to attend. If the event is cancelled, full ticket-price refund will be given. Ticket price is not inclusive of 5% PayPal admin fee that is chargeable upon payment.

The parent-child workshop is suitable for children 7 to 12 years old. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, as sharp tools will be used. Strictly no exceptions.

Participants should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session.

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Bonjournal (as part of Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City. Masterpieces of the Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet, in conjunction with Children Season)

Date: Parent-and-child: 22 June 2018 (Friday),
Adults: 23 June 2018(Saturday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm(Friday), 2 to 5pm(Saturday)
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission Fees: $39 per child, $39 per adult.

Take a journey into yourself as you learn to create and decorate your own travel journal! Step into the shoes of explorers in the past who recorded what they saw and thought while making discoveries abroad. Begin your adventure with a journal of your very own to record your adventures.

A minimum of 5 people is needed to proceed. Registration closes a day before the workshop and tickets are non-refundable if participant is unable to attend. If the event is cancelled, full ticket-price refund will be given.

The children workshop is suitable for ages 7 to 12 years old. Strictly no exceptions. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session.

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Asian Culture and Music Series: Indonesia with Santai Lah! (SG-INDO Bilateral Cultural Event for Rising 50)

Date: 29 June 2018 to 1 July 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 6pm – 9pm(Friday), 1pm – 9pm(Saturday), 1pm – 5pm(Sunday)
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum and Empress Lawn
Admission Fees: Free admission

Dive into a thousand years of traditional Asian music, dance, and drama with performances, workshops, and evening concerts at the Asian Civilisations Museum, as we celebrate 50 years of friendship with Indonesia in the month of June!

Feel the rhythm of traditional Javanese percussion or be mesmerised by Wayang Sandosa, a modern form of Indonesian shadow puppetry showcasing Cupu Manik Astagina, an excerpt from the Ramayana. Spend the evening with friends and family chillin’ at a pop concert with local talents from Singapore and Indonesia at the Empress Lawn, and join special workshops by local craftsmen or Balinese dancers.

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Saturdays@ACM

Saturdays@ACM

Date: 30 June 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Admission Fees: Free Admission

Search for the New Moon

Continue your celebrations of Hari Raya with us this Saturday. Discover the importance of the new moon in this celebration with an interactive drama or try your hand at creating a traditional Indonesian craft. Be enchanted by a gamelan performance and more. Have fun under the stars with the whole family.

Separately, families can also visit the two ongoing special exhibitions that are held at both museums this June holidays and spend an enriching time learning more about other civilisations and cultures.  Families can revel in the splendour of Angkor’s architecture and art, with more than 140 masterpieces from Paris’ Musee Guimet in Singapore for the first time through the Asian Civilisations Museum’s blockbuster exhibition – Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City or interact with vintage cameras and trace the history and evolution of photography in the region through the lens of the Peranakans at the Peranakan Museum’s first photography exhibition – Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography.  More information on the two exhibitions can be found in the respective listing attached.


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