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  • FOM Friends of the Museums
    General Meeting was held on Wednesday 5 December 2012 Meet the new Council and read the minutes on our dedicated web page Remember that one of our best Friends Select Books has moved from Tanglin Shopping Centre to 51 Armenian Street Singapore 179939 just up the street from TPM Select Books welcomes all FOM members to its new location Remember to bring your FOM membership card for your 10 discount off normally priced wares Map here URGENT FOM needs a new Office Administrato r This is a part time paid position Download the job description and how to apply here Please note FOM has a new general email address office fom sg effective immediately And the FOM Office will be closed 24 Dec 8 Jan More and more of you 355 at last count are joining our dedicated members only Facebook page and staying tuned in to our latest happenings fun events and enjoying photos from our intrepid FOM photographers How to join Search in the search box top of screen once you ve logged into Facebook Friends of the Museums Singapore highlight the correct box when it appears then click on the Request to Join button If you re

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  • FOM - Docent Training
    feel like I learned a lot that I previously did not know about ex the history behind the name of Kowloon The tour was very informative and XX x enthusiasm about this topic definitely shone through Access to docent training information is limited to FOM docents The most recent training binders from each museum are stored in the FOM Office ACM Asian Civilisations Museum The Asian Civilisations Museum docent training programme for 2012 2013 is now underway Need more information email docent training fom sg OR contact our FOM office at 6337 3685 TPM The Peranakan Museum The Peranakan Museum docent training programme for 2012 2013 is now underway Need more information email docent training fom sg OR contact our FOM office at 6337 3685 SAM Singapore Art Museum The Singapore Art Museum docent training programme for 2012 2013 is now underway Need more information email docent training fom sg OR contact our FOM office at 6337 3685 NMS National Museum of Singapore The National Museum of Singapore docent training programme for 2012 2013 is now underway Need more information email docent training fom sg OR contact our FOM office at 6337 3685 SYSNMH Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall SYSNMH traces Dr Sun Yat Sen s revolutionary activities in the Southeast Asian region and highlights the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore as well as Singapore s contributions to the Revolution The SYSNMH docent training programme for 2012 2013 is now underway Need more information email sysnmhcoordinator yahoo com OR contact our FOM office at 6337 3685 STPI Singapore Tyler Print Institute The Singapore Tyler Print Institute STPI 41 Robinson Quay fosters printmaking papermaking and paper based art practice collection and education STPI acts as a catalyst in the development of leading artists through its Visiting Artist

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  • FOM - Monday Morning Lectures
    their owner hence kris are made of the best materials available and occasionally are decorated with gemstones and gold inlay back to top of page Mural from Wazir Khan Mosque Lahore Date Time 21 January 2013 11 00 AM Title SINGAPORE ISLAM AND MULTICULTURALISM Speaker Imran Ahmed Venue Asian Civilisations Museum Empress Place Ngee Ann Auditorium Description After Buddhism Islam constitutes the second largest religion in Singapore Imran s presentation provides a glimpse into the complex world of Islam Islamic law Sharia and Singapore s unique approach to maintaining social harmony on the Island In his presentation he discusses Islam s role within Singapore s Chinese Malay Indian Others CMIO social structure back to top of page Dharmacakra Dvaravati Date Time 28 January 2013 Title PRE TAI LEGACY IN THAILAND Speaker Helene Gueron Venue Asian Civilisations Museum Empress Place Ngee Ann Auditorium Description A distinction between Tai and pre Tai traditions is understandable for the Tai s contributions to the country that would one day include a variation of their name were enormous Unfortunately the pre Tai legacies are not always apparent or are lost or invented Linking the old and the new and the ways in which both the pre Tai and Tai cultures found their way into modern Thai sensibilities will be the focus of this lecture back to top of page by Eric Jensen Date Time 4 February 2013 Title WHERE HORNBILLS FLY Speaker Eric Jensen Venue Asian Civilisations Museum Empress Place Ngee Ann Auditorium Description In the 1960s Erik Jensen lived in Sarawak with the Iban Dyaks once in famous as the headhunters of Borneo He learned their language and worked alongside them as they faced a changing world Their traditional way of life based on shifting hill rice cultivation was untenable and no longer permitted

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  • FOM - Study Tours
    a memorial to Chinese monk and scholar Xuanzang and visit Nalanda s fascinating Archaeological Museum Then it s on to the spiritually important town of Bodh Gaya to soak in the tranquility of temples and monasteries from the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage listed Mahabodhi Temple originally built by Ashoka where the Buddha was born under the iconic bodhi tree to those constructed by Buddhist communities from Tibet Bhutan Nepal Burma and other Asian countries with their unique cultures and architectural styles We will see the Buddha s Vajrasana seat of meditation beneath the world s most sacred ficus tree stroll in the Meditation Park and witness monks pilgrims and visitors in worship and awe There are two wonderful museums here to visit as well Next we will head to Sarnath on the outskirts of Varanasi where the Buddha first enunciated the Wheel of Law preaching his message of the middle way to nirvana after he became the Awakened One in Bodh Gaya Outstanding Dhamekh Stupa sits at this place the legendary 3C BCE Ashoka Pillar is nearby and ruins of 5C monasteries abound in this once renowned centre of learning At Sarnath Museum we will gaze at the stunning 3C BCE 4 headed lion capital of Ashoka s Pillar India s national emblem and best known piece of ancient sculpture and the world s most perfect seated Buddha statue a classic of Gupta art Staying in neighbouring Varanasi a crumbling magical shocking city will be an experience of a lifetime this earthly abode of Lord Shiva is celebrated for auspicious Ganga waters bathing and burning ghats spiritual and classical education textile production food and music and not least Benaes silk brocade saris We will take a dawn boat ride on the Ganga to see pilgrims performing puja to the rising sun and an evening ride to witness the sunset aarti spectacle We will walk in the old city lanes by bazaars and the famed Vishwanath Temple and Gyan Vapi Mosque and we will visit the excellent Bharat Kala Bhavan museum known for its Hindu art From Varanasi we will fly to Delhi to catch our flight back to Singapore and enjoy a night and day in the country s historic capital taking in its most representative and relevant sights including a visit to the National Museum s prominent Buddhist galleries that house the Buddha s relics This tour expands our understanding and appreciation of India s civilisation traditions and heritage especially its Buddhist legacy to the world and gives Indophiles a chance to travel on a special route The approximate cost of this study tour is SGD 4 000 per person which includes airfare double sharing accommodation in comfortable hotels all meals transport entrance fees guides tips travel insurance and contribution to FOM It does not include visa fees and personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks laundry or phone calls To register please send a a completed Study Tour sign up form b a photocopy of the first page of

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  • FOM - Members' activities
    Asia s most fascinating destinations more or read about former tours Docent Training Everything you need to know about becoming an FOM docent English more Japanese more Docent Ongoing Training DOT Deepen your knowledge and understanding Advanced special lectures for active docents more Explore Singapore Explore off the beaten path Singapore discover its many secrets more Family Fun Looking for activities everyone in the family will enjoy Look no further

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  • PASSAGE MAGAZINE
    Sound of Music March April 2012 pp 12 13 A Story of Survival and Revival The Lepchas of Sikkim July Aug 2010 pp 12 13 Malay Prayer Accessories July August 2011 p 10 Sazigyo Making Merit tablet woven manuscript binders May June 2011 pp 16 17 State of the Art in Singapore Singapore becomes a leading art centre January 2011 pp 14 15 Iznik s Turkey Colourful Ceramics Tile Revival July August 2009 p 8 The Traditional Chinese Almanac The Tung Shu January 2011 p 17 Dancing the Ramayana Across Asia April 2009 pp 6 7 Ramayana Revisited A tale of love and adventure March April 2010 pp 10 11 Ramayana and Sri Lanka November December 2011 p 6 Singapore Film History April 2009 pp 12 13 Wayang Kulit The Dance of the Shadows April 2009 pp 8 9 Woodwork A renowned Kashmiri Handicraft May June 2012 p 8 The Art of Wu Guanzhong A Decussation of Cultures May June 2009 pp 16 19 Asian Ceramics The Belitung Shipwreck and Jewel of Muscat The find that redefined regional trade January 2011 p 19 Blue and White Wares of the Ming Dynasty July August 2009 pp 10 11 Buried and Sunken Treasures Firing the Imagination February 2010 p 6 Chinese Ceramics at a Glance July August 2009 p 9 Creating Creatures in Ceramic Singapore Ceramic Sculptor Jessie Lim November December 2010 p 5 Nonyawares of Phoenixes and Peonies July August 2009 pp 12 13 Understanding Ceramics July August 2009 pp 6 7 Asian Cuisine Botanics Deepavali November December 2011 p 11 The Foods of a Singaporean Chinese New Year January February 2012 p 9 Singapore s Hawker Stalls May June 2012 p 11 The Healing Properties of Chinese Cuisine July August 2011 p 17 The Hungry Ghost Festival Food Offerings to Pacify the Spirits September October 2011 p 7 Spices Now Then A walk through the Fort Canning Garden January February 2011 p 11 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medicinal Herbs March April 2012 p 9 Asian Jewellery Malay Jewellery Where Traditional Culture Endures July August 2011 p 12 The Peranakans and their Jewellery Baba Bling July August 2009 pp 14 15 South Indian Jewellery Motifs and Metaphors July August 2009 pp 16 17 Asian Textiles India s Heirloom Textile Grandmother s Sari in the Cupboard November December 2011 pp 12 13 Patterns of Trade Indian Trade Textiles March April 2012 pp 10 11 Sazigyo Making Merit tablet woven manuscript binders May June 2011 pp 16 17 Square Altar Table Aprons January February 2012 p 13 A Stitch in Time Mr Le Van Kinh Silk embroidery artist and calligrapher May June 2012 p 6 Tracing the Lineage of Peranakan Fashion A special exhibition at TPM May June 2011 pp 14 15 My Love Affair with the Qi Pao May June 2012 pp 22 23 The Voyage of the Flowering Basket Traditional Indian Patola in Southeast Asia May June 2012 pp 12 13 Museums of Interest The Art Gallery of New South Wales

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  • FOM - About Us
    Singapore Tyler Print Institute STPI Our priorities continue to be to assist the NHB to deepen awareness of and interest in Asian culture history and the arts To this end we offer weekday weekend and evening opportunities for education and self enrichment OUR 2009 MEMBERS SURVEY Listening to our members more FOM S HISTORY From our founding in 1978 to today more FOM S CONSTITUTION Deepen your knowledge and understanding

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  • FOM - Asian Study Groups
    group leaders are there to assist you and the group as needed If you have questions please email us specifying Study Group in the subject line For more information please read our FAQ sheet Download Guidelines for Study Group Members updated 2012 here WOMEN AND STATECRAFT In a Man s World Starting January 2013 History has been defined by powerful men conquerors and conquistadors explorers and emperors pioneers and philosophers Biographies have been written about them ballads composed to celebrate their lives paeans of praise form haloes that shine through the generations Sadly the light cast by these haloes has also cast the women who have created and shaped history into the shadows Woman has since the dawn of time been the more formidable of the species She has ruled while standing submissively next to the throne she has birthed protected and destroyed kings Let us today turn the spotlight onto those Asian women who have made their mark on the political arena Let us seek inspiration from those who have played a critical role whether indirectly or otherwise in making Asia what it is today They include rulers and regents such as Wu Zetian or Rani Laxmibai Empress Xiaozhuan

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