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Heritage Tours (in Mandarin)

Description

Discover more about the ornate NUS Baba House through an hour long tour! You will be transported to a Straits Chinese family home in the 1920s, furnished with heirlooms from the Wee family (the previous owners of the house) and other donors. Artefacts at the NUS Baba House are displayed in their original context. The restored inset wall cabinets (piaktu) were utilized by the Wee family to store and display ceramics.

The third floor has been converted to an art gallery for exhibitions that explore the community and neighbourhood from different perspectives. The current project in the gallery is titled Preserve/ Conserve/Restore: Studies at 157 Neil Road and spans over a period of three years. It seeks to engage with NUS Baba House as a site for studies in urban history and the technical conservation of built heritage.

Free, limited to 13 pax per tour. Recommended for adults and children aged 13 and above. Advanced booking is required.

The Heritage Tours are a part of Singapore Art Week 2016 (16-24 January). An initiative by the National Arts Council, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. It is a nine-day celebration of the visual arts, offering a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. www.artweek.sg

Event Timeline
Fri Jan 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Venue
NUS Baba House
Tickets
Fri, 15 Jan: 1pm - 2pm
Sat, 16 Jan: 1pm - 2pm
Fri, 22 Jan: 1pm - 2pm
Sat, 23 Jan: 1pm - 2pm
Venue Address
157 Neil Road Singapore
Directions
Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park (Exit G). Parking facilities available at Everton Road Multi Storey Carpark and Singapore Heart Centre.
Organizer
NUS Baba House
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