Visual Arts, Talk/Workshop

Living With Ink: Overseas Chinese art in the late 19th and 20th Century

Organised by: Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Date:
    7 - 8 Feb 2020
  • Time:
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue:
    Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
    Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
  • Language:
    English and Mandarin.
  • Admission:
    A refundable deposit of $10 is collected upon registration on Peatix. This deposit will be refunded 24 hours after the event (standard Credit Card refund windows apply). In the event of no-show, the deposit will be forfeited.


Held in conjunction with the exhibition Living With Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor, this one-day symposium brings together art historians and curators to examine the development and appreciation of Chinese art in networks of overseas Chinese artists and collectors in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Panels explore how visual art can be studied as expressions of identity by overseas Chinese communities in this period, as well as the early collecting of Chinese art and the later consolidation of these collections into museums and other national institutions.

Talks will be in English and Mandarin. Simultaneous translation devices will be available at the registration desk 30 minutes before the programme starts. Registration required through Peatix.