Archaeology Library


2–30 Apr
Archaeology Library
NUS Museum

Now till 30 Apr

Open to Public

The Archaeology Library is a project space which brings together finds from digs across Singapore and Asia. The objects are on loan from institutional and private collections.

A significant proportion are artefacts excavated or gathered by archaeologist Professor Emeritus John N. Miksic since 1977, and includes a vast range of pottery discovered at archaeological sites in Singapore from Fort Canning Hill to Pulau Saigon. As finds from the pre-colonial and colonial periods, they sample the materials produced and used in Singapore and beyond. Further, as part of an evolving body of artefacts, they provide a glimpse into the dynamics between material culture and history, and its making.