The main and section text is written by the author while objects selected and the accompanying captions are edited by the author, based on recommendations and curatorial captions contributed by curators, archivists and other colleagues at Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum, Asian Film Archive, Indian Heritage Centre, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National Archives of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, National Heritage Board, National Library Singapore, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum and Singapore Botanic Gardens. See acknowledgements for full list of contributors.
The author would like to thank colleagues at the following institutions, who have advised on objects for this spread, contributed curatorial content,or supported the project in one way or another.
Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum
- Theresa McCullough, Principal Curator
- Clement Onn, Senior Curator / Asian Export Art and Peranakan
- Dr Stephen Murphy, Senior Curator / Southeast Asia
- Noorashikin Zulkifli, Curator / West Asia
- Naomi Wang, Assistant Curator / Southeast Asia
Asian Film Archive
- Karen Chan, Executive Director
- Chew Tee Pao, Archivist
- Janice Chen, Archive Officer
Indian Heritage Centre
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
- Prof Ng Kee Lin, Peter, Head
- Low Ern Yee, Martyn, Research Associate
National Gallery Singapore
- Dr Eugene Tan, Director
- Lisa Horikawa, Deputy Director / Collection Development
- Renee Stahl, Manager / Information
National Archives of Singapore
- Wendy Ang, Director
- Kevin Khoo, Specialist / Oral History Centre
National Library Singapore
- Tan Huism, Acting Director
- Gladys Low, Manager / Content and Services
National Museum of Singapore
- Angelita Teo, Director
- Iskander Mydin, Curatorial Fellow
- Priscilla Chua, Curator
Singapore Art Museum
- Dr June Yap, Director of Curatorial, Programmes and Publications
Singapore Botanic Gardens
- Dr Nigel Taylor, Group Director
- Terri Oh, Director of Education
- Christina Soh, Manager / Library
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Asian Civilisations Museum. 2017. ACM Treasures – Collection Highlights. Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum.
Dozier, Laura, ed. 2010. Natural History Drawings - the Complete William Farquhar Collection - Malay Peninsula 1803-1818.
Singapore: Editions Didier Millet and National Museum of Singapore.
Ho, Stephanie. 2013. “Cheongsam.” In Singapore Infopedia. Singapore: National Library Board. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/ infopedia/articles/SIP_2013-09-27_171732.html?s=cheongsam.
Koh, Jaime. 2013. “Chettiars.” In Singapore Infopedia. Singapore: National Library Board. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/ infopedia/articles/SIP_2013-07-29_174120.html.
—. 2013. “Sikh Community.” In Singapore Infopedia. Singapore: National Library Board. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/ infopedia/articles/SIP_2013-07-29_174120.html.
Lim, Irene. 2016. “Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens).” In Singapore Infopedia. Singapore: National Library Board. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_560_2004-12-14.html?s=tiger balm.
Lim, Siew Yeen, and Mazelan bin Anuar. 2013. “National Courtesy Campaign.” In Singapore Infopedia. Singapore: National Library Board. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_162_2004-12-30.html?s=courtesy.
Low, Sze Wee. 2015. Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia Since the 19th Century.Singapore: National Gallery Singapore.
Murphy, Stephen A., Naomi Wang, and Alexandra Green, eds. 2019. Raffles in Southeast Asia – Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman. Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum.
National Heritage Board. 2016. “Changi Prison Gate Wall and Turrets.” In Roots.Sg. Singapore: National Heritage Board. https://roots.sg/Content/Places/national-monuments/changi-prison-gate-wall-and-turrets.
—. 2016. “Chesed-El Synagogue.” In Roots.Sg. Singapore: National Heritage Board. https://roots.sg/ Content/Places/national-monuments/chesed-el-synagogue.
—. 2016. “Former Tanglin Halt Industrial Estate.” In Roots.Sg. Singapore: National Heritage Board. https://roots.sg/Content/Places/landmarks/my-queenstown-heritage-trail/former-tanglin-halt-industrial-estate.
—. 2016. “National Flag.” In Roots.Sg. Singapore: National Heritage Board. https://roots.sg/learn/ resources/national-symbols/National Flag.
—. 2016. “Shirin Fozdar.” In Roots.Sg. Singapore: National Heritage Board. https://roots.sg/learn/ stories/shirin-fozdar/story.
—. 2016. “Toa Payoh Dragon Playground.” In Roots.Sg. Singapore: National Heritage Board. https:// roots.sg/Content/Places/landmarks/toa-payoh-trail/toa-payoh-dragon-playground.
National Library Board. 2014. “1958 State of Singapore Constitution Is Adopted, 3rd June 1959.” In HistorySG. Singapore: National Library Board. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/be12893b-2734-4297-b6df-c7229bb05259.
Storer, Russell, Clarissa Chikiamco, and Syed Muhammad Hafiz, eds. 2018. Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna.Singapore: National Gallery Singapore.
Tan, Szan, and Hwei Lian Wong. 2006. The Xiang Xue Zhuang Collection: Donations to the Asian Civilisations Museum.Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum.
Ting, Kennie. 2019. Singapore 1819 – A Living Legacy. Singapore: Talisman Publishing Pte Ltd.
Wright, Nadia H., Linda Locke, and Harold Johnson. 2018. “Blooming Lies – The Vanda Miss Joaquim Story.” Biblioasia 14 (1).
The object captions in this graphic spread consist of existing curatorial content that has been minimally edited for length by the author. This content was researched and written by curators, archivists and subject specialists at the institutions featured in this spread at various times in the history of these institutions.The content has been, in most cases, adapted from curatorial content directly provided by the institutions, existing content in collection databases, display captions in the institutions’ galleries, as well as the following publications and online references created and maintained by the featured institutions.