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$5.5m extension for Asian Civilisation Museum

Published on Nov 9, 2012 6:00 AM
An artist's impression of the Asian Civilisations Museum's new extension. The titanium-clad wing, slated to house three new galleries, will open in 2015.

Visitors to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will be able to see more of the national collection, as well as new Fujian artefacts, when the museum's new extension opens in 2015.

This titanium-clad new wing, which will cost about $5.5 million to build, will house three new galleries at the museum's Empress Place premises.

While the exact contents of the galleries have not yet been decided, Dr Alan Chong, director of the museum, said at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday: "We're very keen to show how China relates to the rest of the world through trade, through migration, through immigration and exchange.

"Fujian, especially, was the homeland of so many immigrants to South-east Asia, not just Singapore but also... countries which are now Malaysia and Indonesia. This is a very rich and complicated story."

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