Press Club - Guided tours to Peranakan Museum and Eurasian Heritage Gallery (EHG)
Press Club - Guided tours to Peranakan Museum
Singapore Press Club Group enjoyed a guided tour of the newly renovated Peranakan Museum on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
Explore the culture and identity of the Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia and viewing one of the finest and most comprehensive public collections of Peranakan objects. The newly refreshed Peranakan Museum holds brand-new permanent galleries presenting exceptional objects from Peranakan material culture, as well as a more contemporary exhibition design and an enhanced museum visitor experience. In particular, one key shift in the curatorial approach was to also include contemporary expressions of Peranakan culture, by way of works of contemporary art, fashion, design and craft, created by local and regional artists, artisans and designers, and inserted into every gallery. The three floors of the museum explore Peranakan life through themes related to origins, home, and style as aspects of identity. Community interviews, recorded demonstrations, art commissions, and other contemporary expressions of Peranakan culture provide a multi-faceted experience for visitors, encouraging them to ask themselves: "what is Peranakan?".
Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
Eurasian Heritage Gallery (EHG) Guided Tour held on Sunday, 10 Dec, 4pm to 5.30pm
Who and what is “Eurasian”? Classified under “Others” in Singapore’s CMIO terminology, the small Eurasian community (0.4% of the resident population!) appears prominently on the national stage, and is an integral part of the Singapore sociocultural fabric.
Singapore Press Club member and EHG docent Gerardine Donough-Tan takes the group on a guided tour of the EHG gave insights into Singapore Eurasian heritage – its history, culture and lifestyle – as Being the Christmas season, she also included fascinating snippets on some uniquely Eurasian traditions and practices during Christmas and the New Year. For a richer experience, participants also share how they celebrate their major cultural festivals.
Preview of the EHG at https://www.eurasians.sg/our-heritage-gallery
Venue: Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Rd, Singapore 429744