01 Mar‘19 - 28 Apr‘19

Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman

Post Category - Arts + CultureArts + Culture

Daily: 10am – 7pm
Fridays: 10am – 9pm

Sir Stamford Raffles was an official with the British East India Company stationed in Southeast Asia between 1805 and 1824. He is known for establishing Singapore as a British port, as the author of The History of Java, and as a collector of natural history and cultural materials. Opinions of Raffles have changed over time. He has been viewed as a scholarly expert on the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser.

In keeping with the Asian Civilisations Museum’s mission to explore encounters and connections, this exhibition presents a complex, multi-layered picture of Raffles while showcasing the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Java and the Malay world.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore.

Event Price

Free for Singaporeans & PRs. Ticketing charges for tourists apply

Event Location

Asian Civilisations Museum
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555