The Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum Newsletter was launched in September 2004 by Dr. Roxanna Brown, who was the first director of the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum as well as an active SEACS member. It promoted the dissemination of knowledge, news, and research on the ceramics both made and discovered in Southeast Asia. Its back issues remain an excellent resource on Southeast Asian ceramics, archaeology, history and museology. Over the years, many SEACS members contributed to its issues. This link will take you to its home page where you can download any or all of its back issues.
by Sharon Wong Wai Yee, previously published in SPAFA Journal Vol. 19, No. 3. Researched and written in 2010 but still useful, sorted into geographies with recommended readings for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar, and Laos.
with Peter Lam, then-Director of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum, and internationally-noted ceramic art historian, previously published in the Sunday Star on 17 June 2007. On how fake Chinese antiquities have become so sophisticated that detecting them now requires high-tech equipment. Very useful information for collectors.
by Dawn Rooney, previously published in PASSAGE, Singapore: Friends of the Museums, May/June 2014, pp, 16-17.
by Pia Rampal, previously published in PASSAGE, Singapore: Friends of the Museums, November/December 2014, p. 5
by Eng-Lee Seok Chee in May 1983 in anticipation of the Society’s exhibition on Song ceramics. A short but well-written introduction. Perhaps prepared for the press?
Summary of a talk by Professor Zhu Boqian, a world-renowned expert on greenwares, given in Singapore in 1997 and published in the SEACS Newsletter (Vol. 4, Number 1, April 2000)
by Linda McLaren, previously published in the June 2010 issue of TAASA Review, the quarterly journal of the Asian Arts Society of Australia (NB: Page 26, Paragraph 3–Chen Jiazi should be referred to as a former curator of the National University of Singapore, NUS Museum)
With information on: (in Taipei:) the art of incense appreciation, the National Palace Museum, the Chang Foundation and its collection of Ru and Guan wares, the National Museum of History, the Yingge Ceramic Museum in Longshansi, the Sang Pu antiques market, and the Five-Dime Boat Restaurant; (in Hong Kong:) the Tianminlou Collection, the Riu Ju Tang Collection, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s ceramic galleries.
by Carolyn Pottinger, a previous version published in PASSAGE, Singapore: Friends of the Museums
Ceramic Collections, Museums and Special Exhibitions
by Louise M Cort, who reminds us that since first writing that article, record cards and folder sheets have now given way to digital databases and Collections sections on museum web sites. Nevertheless, this insider’s guide is priceless.
by Patricia Bjaaland Welch, previously published in PASSAGE, Singapore: Friends of the Museums, November/December 2014, pp 16-17
by Jan Stuart, previously published story of the April 29 opening at the British Museum of the custom-designed gallery devoted to the internationally renowned Sir Percial David Collection of Chinese Art. Includes an introduction to the new gallery with many photographs of the ceramics on display.
Shipwrecks and Shipwreck Ceramics
A trip to Brunei to uncover the story of the Brunei Shpwreck and to visit Brunei’s relevant museums, by Patricia Bjaaland Welch, previously published in PASSAGE, Singapore: Friends of the Museums, July/August 2018, pp. 6-7.