Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Egyptian exhibition at Singapore's National Museum: Quest for Immortality

I am very impressed with this exhibition.  I have visited many Egyptian collections worldwide - including worldclass ones with priceless artifacts such as those at the British Museum in London, The Louvre in Paris, The Vatican Museum in Rome and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, but this mid-size exhibition at Singapore's National Museum (held in conjunction with Vienna's Kunst Historisches Museum) has among the best (if not the best) setup, atmosphere and lighting effect.  Presentation, presentation and presentation...isn't this what Singapore has to be good at?  After all, we are resources poor and need all the ingenuity, smart organisation and presentation/marketing to stay ahead of everyone else.

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Tony Reyes said...

would love to see this collection in manila.. hope it comes here...

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.