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  • History of FOM
    acclaim through their own professional careers and activities Some have taken the FOM concept to other parts of the world Nancy Le Baron revitalised the volunteer group for Kew Gardens in London and June Davey took the principles of the docent training programme to Hong Kong FOM in Singapore does not exist in a vacuum It is a member of the World Federation of Friends of Museums WFFM This international organiation with federations and associations of Friends in over thirty countries represents more than two million volunteers WFFM was officially established with its first international congress in 1972 Its objectives are to encourage and support the establishment of Friends groups and to facilitte the exchange of information through yearly assemblies and triennial congresses In 1985 FOM joined WFFM as an associate member and benefitted from the opportunities to learn from other Friends groups around the world The library that FOM had been collecting and maintaining was gifted to SMU in the late 1990s where it could be housed and properly maintained Today that collection is integrated into the main SMU Li Ka Shing Library where it can be accessed by members of the academic community and FOM members who join the SMU Library To download a list of the titles in the original collection click here For a map of the library s location with bus stops and parking click here In 1999 a shift was made from being a passive recipient of information to a more active role on the international scene particularly under the leadership of former FOM S presidents Margaret White and Kay Anand Sobti They attended the 10th WFFM world congress held in Sydney where Margaret presented a paper on New Friends New Future and Kay made contact with Syed Mohamad Albukhary director of the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur Inspired by the Congress it was decided to hold a meeting of Friends Across Asia in Kuala Lumpur in 2000 Delegates from Malaysia Singapore Indonesia Thailand and Vietnam attended This proved to be an exciting start to our efforts to do more in Asia and gave us the opportunity to network not only with museum volunteers throughout the region but also to strengthen our ties with our colleagues in the National Heritage Board and other museum professionals The success of this meeting led to a second Sharing the Spirit meeting in Singapore in 2001 the International Year of the Volunteer In 1998 we were elected to the council of WFFM for a six year term From 2000 Julia Oh FOM past president and advisor attended meetings in Prague Oporto Bruges and Oslo as our delegate In 2002 the Coucil elected Julia Oh as WFFM Secretary General for a three year term with responsibility to coordinate and communicate with the global membership Such opportunities to act on a wider scale than Singapore have had many benefits not only in raising our profile internationally but also in contributing significantly to strengthening WFFM and encouraging the expansion of

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  • FOM IN THE NEWS
    20 June 2012 2011 Straits Times Advertisement for www give2arts sg featuring Pauline Ong May 2011 Straits Times How I Fought a Battle in the Congo and Lost 5 March 2011 2010 Straits Times More sign up to volunteer at museums May 22 2010 Yomiuri FOM s Japanese Docent Program 1st article 2010 Yomiuri FOM s Japanese Docent Program 2nd article 2010 Expat Living Conservation Charm 1 November 2010 2009

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  • FOM - The Salome de Decker Award
    was honoured for her volunteer contributions by the National Volunteer Centre now the National Volunteer and Philanthropic Centre NVPC The year she received this honour a number of the awardees received sculptures created by a local artist Victor Tan Salome loved his work but was not the recipient of one of his works Following Salome s death Victor Tan was approached and invited to design a sculpture which would be owned by FOM He kindly agreed and created a sculpture inspired by Salome s life At the same time Victor also created 10 mini sculptures for the annual recipients of the Salome de Decker award Victor Tan was originally an oil painter who has focused on sculpting with wire since losing his sight in his mid 20s For him creating sculpture is about healing about seeking happiness about contemplation about finding meanings in life RECIPIENTS OF THE SALOME DE DECKER AWARD 2012 Helen Khoo Helen Khoo The 2012 recipient was Helen Khoo a well known face in FOM and an active docent in the FOM community More to come 2011 Maureen Hellspong Left to right Maureen Hellspong recipient with President Carmen Frings The 2011 recipient was Maureen Hellspong who has done so much for SAM s docents from the very start of the SAM adventure in 1996 While Maureen herself at the award presentation at the FOM Leadership Appreciation Dinner on 30 Nov 2011 said that she doesn t think she can be called quiet she has undoubtedly been very high contributing in the background to SAM s committees and docents for over a decade and a half The spirit of Salome de Decker s volunteerism and commitment lives on in such volunteers as Maureen 2010 Vatsala Mohandas For nearly 25 years Vatsala Mohandas has contributed to FOM s core

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  • FOM Discounts
    Mo Kio Ave 8 Tel 9783 1236 Novus Bar Cafe and Courtyard 15 discount on a la carte menu Website 01 02 National Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Road Tel 6336 8770 Paw Marx 20 off retail price at main office Website 139 Cavenagh Road Townhouse Apartments 12 03 Tel 6238 8001 Chateau d Arts 20 discount on yoga classes art therapy art pieces Website 10 Simei Street 3 03 309E Tel 6789 5953 PhotoHub 15 off prints and free membership Website 1 Raffles Place OUB Centre 04 14 50 Market St 01 09 10 Golden Shoe Carpark 733 Bukit Timah Rd 01 06 2nd Ave Junction 3 Temasek Blvd 02 050 Suntec City Mall 103 Beach Road 01 01 Premier Centre Planters House 10 discount 02 28 Tanglin Shopping Centre Tel 6734 8938 Jewellery Design and Management School special pricing benefits for FOM members Website 100 Beach Road 02 50 to 02 57 Shaw Towers Gallery Singapore 189702 Tel 6221 5253 Vom Fass ION Orchard 10 discount on Oils Vinegars Liqueurs Spirits and Spices at MBS With FOM Membership card at their new location at Marina Bay Sands 2 Bayfront Avenue 01 11 Website Vom Fass the German name for Heaven ION Orchard discount not available at this location 2 Orchard Turn 04 25 Singapore 238801 Tel 6509 8409 Living Portraits A Legacy 50 discount off paintings Images of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and other founding fathers of Singapore Open weekdays 10 am to 8 pm weekends holidays 11 am to 7 pm admission fee 4 to 8 children free website 31 Tanjong Pagar Road Tel 6238 8001 Soho Coffee 10 discount on all coffee Facebook listing Coffee Western Australian cuisine 36 Armenian Street 01 08 across from Peranakan Museum Tel 6634 5779 OKH Ballet Centre 10 discount

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  • FOM - Book Group
    Invisible World Tan Twan Eng The Gift of Rain Preeta Samarsan Evening is the Whole Day FICTION PAKISTAN Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohammed Hanif A Case of Exploding Mangoes Uzma Aslam Khan The Geometry of God Alexandra David Neel My Journey to Lhasa FICTION SINGAPORE Dawn Farnham The Shallow Seas Dawn Farnham The Red Thread J G Farrell The Singapore Grip Rex Shelley The Shrimp People Meira Chand A Different Sky Stella Kon Emily of Emerald Hill Josephine Chia Frog Under a Coconut Shell Catherine Lim Or Else the Lightning God and Other Short Stories FICTION SRI LANKA Michael Ondaatje Anil s Ghost FICTION THAILAND Mischa Berlinski Fieldwork A Novel FICTION VIETNAM Nam Le The Boat Duong Thu Huong Novel Without a Name Andrew X Pham Catfish and Mandala A Two Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam NON FICTION BURMA Andrew Marshall The Trouser People A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire Pascal Khoo Thwe From the Land of Green Ghosts A Burmese Odyssey NON FICTION CHINA Nien Cheng Life and Death in Shanghai Charles N Li The Bitter Sea Coming of Age in a China before Mao Ha Jin A Free Life Leibowitz Matthew Miller Fortunate Son s Julia Lovell The Opium Wars Drugs Dreams and the Making of China Jonathan D Spence Emperor of China Self Portrait of K ang Hsi Sterling Seagrave The Soong Dynasty Sun Shuyun Ten Thousand Miles without a Cloud Claire Scobie Last Seen in Lhasa NON FICTION INDIA Karen Armstrong Buddha William Dalrymple Nine Lives NON FICTION INDONESIA Christopher J Koch The Year of Living Dangerously NON FICTION JAPAN Haruki Murakami Underground NON FICTION KOREA David Halberstam The Coldest Winter America and the Korean War NON FICTION SINGAPORE Sonny Yap Richard Lim and Leong Weng Kam

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  • PASSAGE
    Chihuly Glass July August 2010 pp 6 7 CUT THRU A View on 21st Century Thai Art January February 2012 p 20 Natee Utarit s solo exhibit at the Singapore Art Museum November December 2010 p 17 Panorama at SAM An Outward Look into Asian Art July August 2012 pp 16 17 Singapore s Open House The Singapore Biennale 2011 March April 2011 pp 12 13 The Art of Wu Guanzhong A Decussation of Cultures May June 2009 pp 16 19 Asian Art and Culture Asian Films in Singapore September October 2011 p 8 Clan Jetties of Penang January February 2012 pp 18 19 Confident Connoisseurs The Mughals had an eye for colour and beauty March April 2010 pp 14 15 Enter the Dragon Year January February 2012 p 8 The Gamelan The Stirring 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 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 Porcelain and the Portuguese Trade September October 2012 p 12 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

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  • Silk Road Study Tour Resource Page
    Buried Treasures of Chinese Turkestan Trans Barwell Anna Translation of Auf Hellas spuren in Ostturkistan London G Allen Unwin Ltd 1928 Macartney Catherine Lady An English Lady in Chinese Turkestan Originally published in London Ernest Benn 1931 Oxford Oxford University Press 1985 Mackerras Colin The Uighur Empire New York Columbia University Press 1973 Also see below Sinor Denis Editor Man John The Great Wall Cambridge Mass Da Capo Press 2008 Easy to read modern travelogue Rice Tamara Talbot Ancient Arts of Central Asia New York Praeger 1965 Schafer Edward H The Golden Peaches of Samarkand A Study of T ang Exotics California U of Caliornia Press 1985 For that matter anything written by Edward Schafer Sinor Denis Ed The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1990 Especially Chapter 12 on the Uighurs written by Colin Mackerras So Jenny F and Emma C Bunker Traders and Raiders on China s Northern Frontier Washington D C Smithsonian Institution 1995 Excellent introduction to China s northern neighbors and their art an exhibition catalogue Stein Aurel Ancient Khotan Detailed Report of Archaeological Explorations in Chinese Turkestan 2 volumes reprint Delhi Print House 1998 Reprint of the original from Oxford Clarendon Press 1907 Stein Aurel Ruins of Desert Cathay Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Western Most China Two volumes London Macmillan 1912 but numerous inexpensive reprints Thubron Colin Shadow of the Silk Road London Chatto Windus 2006 Tucker Jonathan The Silk Road Art and History Chicago Art Media Resources 2003 Waldron Arthur The Great Wall of China From History to Myth Cambridge England Cambridge University Press 1990 Whitfield Roderick Whitfield Susan Agnew Neville Cave Temples of Mogao Art and history on the Silk Road Los Angeles Getty Publications 2001 Whitfield Roderick and Farrer Anne Caves of the Thousand Buddhas Chinese Art from the Silk Route London British Museum Publications Ltd 1990 Whitfield Susan Life along the Silk Road Berkeley U of California Press 1999 Wood Frances The Silk Road Two Thousand years in the heart of Asia Berkeley U of California Press 2003 Wood Frances The Silk Road London Folio Society 2002 Whitfield Susan Sims Williams Ursula ed The Silk Road Trade Travel War Faith Chicago Serindia Publications 2004 Wriggins Sally Hovey Xuanzang A Buddhist pilgrim on the Silk Road Boulder Westview Press 1996 alternatively her work The Silk Road journey with Xuanzang Boulder Colorado Westview Press 2004 For a more in depth look at some special topics Cockburn A Cockburn E Reyman T Mummies Disease and Ancient Cultures Cambridge Cambridge University Prerss 1998 DeWeese Devin Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde Baba Tukles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Tradition Pennsylvania University Park 1994 Mallory J P Mair Victor H The Tarim Mummies Ancient China and the Mysteries of the earliest peoples of the West New York Thames Hudson 2000 Waley Cohen Joanna Exile in Mid Qing China Banishment to Xinjiang 1758 1820 Yale University Press 1991 Wang Eugene Y Shaping the Lotus

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  • Silk Road Study Tour Resource Page
    Ssu 180 208 B C HK University Press 1967 originally published in 1938 by Brill Leiden As Bodde writes in the introduction Of all the events in China s long and varied history perhaps none are so full of interest drama and significance as those leading to the rise of the petty state of Ch in Perhaps this is a good time to note that the older Wade Giles spelling of Ch in has been replaced by the Pinyin spelling Qin Cameron Nigel Barbarians and Mandarins Thirteen Centuries of Western Travellers in China NY Oxford University Press 1999 Cotterell Arthur The Imperial Capitals of China An Inside View of the Celestial Empire Great Britain Pimlico 2007 ISBN 9781845950095 Chapters 1 2 and 5 6 on the cosmology of the Chinese capital and the first imperial capitals Qin Xianyang and Chang an plus the Sui and Tang Dynasties Cottrell Leonard The Tiger of Ch in The Dramatic Emergence of China as a Nation NY Holt Rinehart Winston 1962 Gernet Jacques Buddhism in Chinese Society An Economic History from the Fifth to the Tenth Centuries Columbia University Press 1995 Lawton Thomas Chinese Art of the Warring States Period Change and Continuity 480 222 B C Washington Freer Gallery of Art 1982 Paludan Ann Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors The Reign by Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial China Thames Hudson ISBN 10 0500287643 pp 24 117 Rawson Jessica Ancient China Art and Archaeology Great Britain The British Museum 1980 ISBN 0 7141 14146 This wonderful book by Rawson is one of the best general surveys of the art of China from the Neolithic through the Han Dynasty Sullivan Michael Cave Temples of Maichishan University of California Press 1969 Watson W Ancient Chinese Bronzes London 1962 A classic Watt James C Y ed China Dawn of a Golden Age 200 750 AD NY Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press 2005 ISBN 1 58839 126 4 Wriggins Sally Hovey Xuanzang A Buddhist pilgrim on the Silk Road Boulder Westview Press 1996 alternatively her work The Silk Road journey with Xuanzang Boulder Colorado Westview Press 2004 An excellent source of scholarly articles on Asia history art archaeology and related topics can be found at the Singapore National Library digital library Go to www nlb gov sg In the left hand column choose National Library On that new page click on the E RESOURCES menu item Then under Login click on Register and follow the instructions Access is open and free to all residents of Singapore Once you have a username and password go back to the E RESOURCES page and under Login click on Login Log in to bring up a menu By A Z and select the letter J Find JSTOR The Scholarly Journal Archive and click in Just click ignore or cancel on any certificate warnings that may appear then fill in your key search words to search the collections User tip When you find an article you want to

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