About the Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum, Tang Shipwreck, Khoo Teck Puat Gallery
Exterior View, Asian Civilisations Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum, Contemporary Gallery
Asian Civilisations Museum, The Scholar in Chinese Culture gallery
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, particularly the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Opened in 1997, and occupying its present building by the Singapore River since 2003, the museum traces its roots to the Raffles Museum, founded in the mid-19th century. Today ACM focuses on the historical connections between cultures both within and without Asia. Singapore’s story as a port city that accommodated people from across the globe is used as a framework for examining the continent’s history. Special exhibitions bring magnificent objects from around the world to the museum’s Singapore audience, while a programme of events that includes Saturdays@ACM, Lunchtime Concerts and the annual ACM After Dark encourages visitors to more closely engage with art and culture.