Museums

Asian Civilizations Museum

By exploring Asia’s artistic heritage, the Asian Civilisations Museum fosters understanding of the diverse heritage cultures of Singapore, their interconnections, and their connections with the world.

The Asian Civilisations Museum was set up in 1993 under the auspices of the National Heritage Board as one of three National Museums, along with the Singapore History Museum (later renamed the National Museum) and the Singapore Art Museum. The idea was to divide the National Collection along the lines of Singapore history, art, and ethnology.

Located by the historic Singapore River, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is devoted to preserving the cultural heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. These include China, Southeast Asia, India, and the Islamic world. More recently, the museum has focused on the long historical connections between cultures. As one of the National Museums of Singapore under the National Heritage Board, we seek to promote a better appreciation of the rich history that has created Singapore’s multi-ethnic society.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, sat, sun 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; fri 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

T: +65 6332 7798
M: nhb_acm_prog@nhb.gov.sg
W: Website

ADDRESS
1 Empress Place

ESTABLISHED
1997
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
South Asia and the Islamic World: Highlights from the Collection
A selection of highlights and new acquisitions from ACM’s South Asian and Islamic art collections will...
06 Oct 2015 - 30 Jun 2016
Exhibitions
The Dig: 100 Days of the Empress Place Rescue Archaeology Excavation
From January to April last year, the largest archaeological excavation ever mounted in Singapore uncovered...
29 Apr 2016 - 15 May 2016
Exhibitions
Port Cities: Hybrid Cultures and Art in Southeast Asia, 1500–1900
Asian Civilisations Museum will host Port Cities: Hybrid Cultures and Art in Southeast Asia, 1500–1900....
04 Nov 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
Exhibitions
Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500–1900
Traders and migrants, jewellery and multicoloured cottons, languages and commerce – port cities mix...
04 Nov 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
Exhibitions
Cities & Kings: Ancient Treasures from Myanmar
Art Civilizations Museum presents a huge exhibition entitled “Cities & Kings: Ancient Treasures...
02 Dec 2016 - 05 Mar 2017