Asian Civilisations Museum: Home of decorative arts

ACM director Kennie Ting wants to build on its growing reputation as a pan-Asian museum that highlights connections between ancient civilisations

Mr Kennie Ting (above) at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which is increasingly seen as a one-stop shop for other museums to borrow objects. Besides holding blockbuster exhibitions, such as the Guo Pei: Chinese Art And Couture show (above), the Asian
Mr Kennie Ting (above) at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which is increasingly seen as a one-stop shop for other museums to borrow objects. ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI
Mr Kennie Ting (above) at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which is increasingly seen as a one-stop shop for other museums to borrow objects. Besides holding blockbuster exhibitions, such as the Guo Pei: Chinese Art And Couture show (above), the Asian
Besides holding blockbuster exhibitions, such as the Guo Pei: Chinese Art And Couture show, the Asian Civilisations Museum has also opened permanent galleries featuring, among others, Islamic art (above).ST FILE PHOTO
Mr Kennie Ting (above) at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which is increasingly seen as a one-stop shop for other museums to borrow objects. Besides holding blockbuster exhibitions, such as the Guo Pei: Chinese Art And Couture show (above), the Asian
Besides holding blockbuster exhibitions, such as the Guo Pei: Chinese Art And Couture show (above), the Asian Civilisations Museum has also opened permanent galleries featuring, among others, Islamic art.PHOTO: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

The new jewellery gallery which opens by end March next year at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) marks another milestone for the institution.

It completes the museum's pivot to the decorative arts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2019, with the headline 'Asian Civilisations Museum: Home of decorative arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe