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Wed 05 Aug 2009
Summary of Natural History, Heritage and Map exhibitions
Category : events
"Two Minds, One Theory, An Exhibition"
- Wallace & Darwin, the two faces of the theory of evolution
1st - 31st Aug 2009: 9am - 6pm
By the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Venu: Botany Centre (Acess by Tanglin Gate at the Hollad Road/Napier Road junction).
This exhibition highlights the lesser known 'father' of the Theory of Evolution, Alfred Russell Wallace as well as Charles Darwin and explains the theory in an understandable way.
Free entry; more details in Habitatnews.
Hunters and Collectors: The Origins of the Southeast Asian Collection
25 Jul 2009 - 21 Sep 2009
Special Exhibitions Gallery, Asian Civillisations Museum Empress Place [Map]
This exhibition explores the stories of six people who ‘hunted’ and collected some of the artefacts found in ACM’s Southeast Asia collection today. Much of their collections found their way to Singapore’s first museum - the Raffles Library and Museum and specimens from the present day Rafles Museum have been brought back to recreate the cabinet of curisoty effects of days long past!
ACM entrance fee applies. Free for NUS students (school membership); more details in Habitatnews.
Vignettes in Time: Singapore Maps and History through the Centuries
1st August – 31st October 2009
Organised by National Library Singapore and the Singapore Heritage Society.
Venue: Level 10, Exhibition Area, National Library Building
This exhibition depicts Singapore as seen through cartographers, geologists, mariners, military generals and town planners, beginning with the arrival of the British and merchants from the nascent East India Company, to military strategists of Imperial Japan and postwar city planners. With over 120 maps on display, this is the single largest showcase of maps in Singapore.
8th Aug - 22nd Nov 2009
An NUS Museums Exhibition
Venue: University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore Map]
Ivan Polunin arrived in Singapore in 1948 and taught Social Medicine and Public Health at the then University of Malaya. Initially a documentation on film of tropical diseases, Polunin’s ethnographies grew to encompass hundreds of hours of film footage on Malaya’s sociocultural practices and its rich biodiversity. "I, Polunin" presents rarely seen photographs, slides and film footage selected from the personal archives of Dr. Ivan Polunin of everyday life in Singapore and Malaya in the 1950s and 1970s.
For all this and more, see WildSingapore Happenings.