Peranakan Museum’s Special Exhibition Extended Till 24 March 2019 With Free Admission On Straits Family Sunday, 3 March

The Peranakan Museum’s Special Exhibition Extended Till 24 March 2019 With Free Admission On Straits Family Sunday, 3 March
Lee Poh Neo's selfie, part of a photo album on display at Amek Gambar. Image courtesy of Peranakan Museum.

The Peranakan Museum’s special exhibition Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography, its last before it closes on1 April 2019 for two years of redevelopment works, has been extended till 24 March 2019.

Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography Extended

Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography
My Best Side Photo Studio, part of Amek Gambar Peranakans and Photography. Image courtesy of Peranakan-Museum.

The exhibition first opened on 5 May 2018 and features rare and early of the photos of Peranakan community. Amek Gambar (Taking Pictures) also outlines the emergence and evolution of photography in Southeast Asia over the last 150 years.

Stereoscopic photographs. On left, a photo of Peranakan tycoon Tan Kim Ching and family. Image courtesy of Peranakan-Museum.
Stereoscopic photographs. On left, a photo of Peranakan tycoon Tan Kim Ching and family. Image courtesy of Peranakan-Museum.
Chinese Children in New Year's Dress. Image courtesy of Peranakan Museum.
Chinese Children in New Year’s Dress. Image courtesy of Peranakan Museum.

The Peranakan Museum has also added 27 new photographs to the exhibition. These new images explore themes of self and cultural identity.

Free Admission on Last Straits Family Sunday Before Museum Closes For Redevelopment

On Sunday, 3 March 2019, visitors to the Armenian Street museum will be will be able to enjoy free entry to Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography between 1 pm to 5 pm as part of Straits Family Sunday: Hello, Goodbye.

Other programmes taking place as part of the final Straits Family Sunday before the museum closes for redevelopment include craft workshops and character tours.

Win a Camera

Peranakan Museum is also holding an interactive marketing campaign and with prizes such as a DSLR camera and a Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ20. To participate, post an Instagram photo taken at selected bus stops at Eu Tong Sen Street (near Central) and Victoria Street (opposite Bugis Junction) with hashtag #OutdoTheOriginal.

More details of the contest can be found at the Peranakan Museum’s Facebook page.

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