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  • Batik: Creating an Identity

    Batik Creating an Identity

    For the Javanese, batik is more than just shirts and sarung. It is a magic cloth. The patterns and motifs express their various local identities; they are statements of Javanese life and philosophy.

  • Doubleness: Photography of Chang Chien-Chi

    Doubleness: Photography of Chang Chien-Chi

    Award-winning Magnum photographer Chang Chien-Chi has always revealed his fascination for human relationships and human conditions in his unadorned photographs. This book was published in conjunction with his exhibition held at the National Museum of Singapore.

  • Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

    This exhibition was held at the National Museum of Singapore and featured over 140 works by some of the world’s most renowned Salon, Realist, Impressionist, Post-impressionist and Nabi artists and photographers from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Greek Masterpieces from the Louvre

    Greek Masterpieces from the Louvre

    Discover 130 stunning examples of Greek and Roman antiquities from the prestigious collection of the Louvre in this book, that was published in conjunction with the exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.

  • In the Mood for Cheongsam A Social History, 1920s-Present

    In the Mood for Cheongsam A Social History, 1920s-Present

    Spanning almost a century, this book examines the origins and development of the cheongsam in the social context of Singapore since its introduction from Shanghai, China, in the 1920s to the present day

  • Maria Theresia Mother Empress of Habsburg Austria

    Maria Theresia Mother Empress of Habsburg Austria

    This catalogue celebrates the personality of an enlightened ruler who still commands respect and appreciation more than two centuries after her rule. Maria Theresia was married at the age of 18 and headed the new-found House of Habsburg-Lorraine at 23 when her father Karl VI died.

  • Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection, Malay Peninsula 1803-1818

    Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection, Malay Peninsula 1803-1818

    View all 477 illustrations from William Farquhar’s extensive collection of natural history drawings, commissioned during his service as the British Resident and Commandant of Melaka from 1803 to 1818.

  • National Museum of Singapore Guide

    National Museum of Singapore Guide

    Discover the profound transformations that have shaped the National Museum of Singapore since 1887.

  • Singapore: A Biography

    Singapore A Biography

    The portrait of Singapore that emerges from this book is dashing, lively and multi-layered, and it offers fresh insight into the ruptures and continuities that have made Singaporeans and their nation what they are today.

  • Singapore Through 19th-Century Photographs

    Singapore Through 19th-Century Photographs

    Singapore Through 19th-Century Photographs is a comprehensive photographic record of Singapore from the early 1840s to the 1900s. Paired with lively commentary, the more than 120 rare photographs from the National Museum of Singapore and leading institutional and private collections recreate a compelling portrait of 19th-century Singapore.

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