Shipwrecked Extended to 2 October 2011

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The Singapore Landscape with the ArtScience Museum

28 July 2011, Singapore – Good news for those who have yet to visit the ArtScience Museum’s Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds exhibits.   The six-month long exhibition has been extended from 31 July 2011 to 2 October 2011.

Learn about the journey undertaken by a ninth-century Arab dhow to transport an astonishing cargo from Tang Dynasty China to parts unknown in the Middle East and Asia and the first-even significant proof of the existence of a maritime silk route.  There are archaeological and historical significance to Singapore, resonating with the island’s long and distinguished maritime history and strategic role at the cross-roads of maritime trade routes.

The exhibition showcases some of the 60,000 unique and key Tang artefacts ranging from exquisite gold and silver wares, to wonderfully crafted ceramics.

 

 

Free Access from 8 to 14 August

To celebrate Singapore’s 46th National Day, museum visitors will enjoy free access to Shipwrecked exhibition from 8 to 14 August 2011 only.  Click here for more information.

On the prospect of allowing a wider audience to view this spectacular collection, Mr. Tom Zaller, Museum Director, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, says, “As the Tang Collection is a priceless treasure significant to Singapore, it is only fitting that we invite all Singaporeans to enjoy this spectacular exhibition on the anniversary week of our country. With the extension of Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds and our National Day promotion, we hope even more visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy this distinctive and important exhibition.”

Ms Ranita Sundra, Director, Attractions, Dining & Retail, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) shares the same sentiment, “We are deeply encouraged by the public interest in and reception of this remarkable exhibition in the past months. Sharing this collection with the public was a key mission in making this exhibition a reality. We are delighted that the ArtScience Museum shares our commitment to enable more Singaporeans to catch the exhibition before it ends.”

Dr Violet Chia, a retired associate professor from NUS, believes the Shipwrecked exhibition is a collection Singaporeans should be proud to visit and call their own, “I visited the Shipwrecked exhibition with my son and we were amazed by the sheer scale and presentation of the treasure. The way these 400 objects from a collection of over 60,000 pieces were displayed was very impressive. As keen museum-goers, we feel very proud that Singapore had the foresight to acquire and exhibit this treasure that was retrieved from a 1,000 year-old shipwreck from the Tang era. It is an exhibition all Singaporeans – and all visitors here – should make a point to see.”

 

 

 

 

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