A Curatorial Tour of Myanmar Celadon Ceramics
3pm Saturday, 25 March 2017
50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279
Curator Foo Su Ling of NUS Museum will give a curatorial tour introducing ceramics produced by Myanmar potters in the 15th century, alongside with current attempts to revive and develop this old tradition. Archaeological investigations in Lower Myanmar in the 1990s revealed historical kiln complexes specialised in making green ware (celadon). This exhibition shows a range of green ware from these historic kilns in Myanmar together with pieces from contemporary potters who have recently experimented with ash glazes.
This will be followed by a tour of NUS Museum’s permanent ceramic collection by Lim Yah Chiew.
About Foo Su Ling
Foo Su Ling is a curator at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Museum. Her research interests are in Southeast Asian arts and the social and cultural history of the region. She is involved in programs on architectural heritage conservation at NUS Baba House. Su Ling’s curatorial projects include “Archaeology Library” (2015); “Preserve/Conserve/Restore: Studies at 157 Neil Road” (2015); “Inherited & Salvaged: Family Portraits from the Straits Chinese Collection” (2013), “Textures, Tones and Timbres: Art of Chong Fah Cheong” (2013).
About Lim Yah Chiew
Lim Yah Chiew graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He was formerly a consultant of the Batu Hitam Tang Treasures Authentication Committee, and is the author of Tang Treasures from the Batu Hitam Shipwreck and the Maritime Silk Road. He has presented papers on antique ceramics and has made guest appearances on CCTV. He is currently the Chairman of Yin Liu Zhai ceramics society and the Vice President of SEACS.