What do we really know about Sir Stamford Raffles and his role in 19th-century Southeast Asia? What else was he doing in the region, beyond establishing a British East India Company outpost on the island of Singapore? What was the larger global and regional geo-political context in the lead-up to the so-called “founding” of modern Singapore?
Co-curated by Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and The British Museum, Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman illuminates the different sides of this famously enigmatic figure and his role in the region.
Discover more about Raffles’ time in Singapore and the Malay world in this exclusive after-hours tour with one of the exhibition curators. Have a closer look at Raffles’ personal collections from the British Museum and the British Library, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about setting up the exhibition.
This special tour happens after-hours, when the museum is closed to the public. Entry is solely for registered participants, and tour fees cover access to all galleries.
Wednesdays, 20 March, 17 April 2019 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Asian Civilisations Museum $40
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
When: 20 Mar - 17 Apr 2019, 7.30pm - 8.30pm