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  1. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Relics from mysterious ancient Chinese civilisation on display in the US

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Santa Ana, US Bronzes created by enigmatic civilisation in Sichuan 3,000 years ago that don't look Chinese or even human get rare showing in America ... themselves are moving, just as their creators did three millennia ago, and will go on display today at southern California's Bowers Museum, the first stop on a rare US tour. "China's ...

  2. Lion City embraces local heritage as an important part of life

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Gilmore Cheung

    ... Gilmore Cheung Museum officials are ensuring that facilities in Singapore become stylish cultural lifestyle destinations focused on sharing the country's unique art, heritage ... According to the National Heritage Board (NHB), which runs the city state's nine museums and heritage institutions, more Singaporeans are embracing heritage as an important part of their lives. ...

  3. The colour of money

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... curator David Alan Henkel of Singapore's Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), which lent the artefacts. 'While motifs remained largely Chinese, colour schemes and fashions were often drawn ... at the Ayala Museum in Manila, explores the material culture of these descendants of Chinese migrants. It's part of a bigger, six-part show at the museum that examines the contribution ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing and Staff Reporter 'Civilisation' campaign aims to clamp down on queue-jumping and smoking Beijing on Tuesday launched a new effort to “civilise” its residents by clamping down on queue-jumping and smoking ahead of a summit for Asian leaders later this year. The campaign, labelled “Embracing Apec Wonderful Pekingese-Citizen Civilised ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:04pm by Enid Tsui

    ... Enid Tsui life@scmp.com Watch this space A last-minute change to the Hong Kong Museum of Art's renovation plans may turn out to be one U-turn that will win the government much praise. "We were going to keep the outside brick walls to save money," says Eve Tam Mei-yee, the museum's indefatigable chief curator. Thankfully, however, the Leisure and Cultural Services ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Gehry outlines how he made a dramatic Paris art museum for LVMH

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:53am by Victoria Finlay

    ... (rather reluctantly, the story goes) to Bilbao in Spain to see the Guggenheim Museum, he knew he wanted the same architect, Frank Gehry, to build his dream. "I met Bernard Arnault a couple of times, I guess," says Gehry, now 82, in an interview from California. "Then one day his assistant called, and said he'd like to talk to me about a museum. "When I was next ...

  7. News - World

    Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 08:47am by AP

    ... is the largest free-standing museum in the United States dedicated to insects. It houses thousands of live bugs, including beetles, cockroaches, wasps, bees, ants and termites. It also has a butterfly exhibit created to resemble a Japanese garden. Insect-infused cuisine is also a huge draw. Thousands annually visit the museum’s Bug Appetit kitchen, where six-legged critters and worms are cooked ...

  8. Why Asian works are on the agenda Down Under

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... of Sydney's major art museum, a building designed to reflect 19th-century ideals of a temple to art and civilising values, hangs a boldly coloured banner promoting an Asian art exhibition. ... art specialist. Capon, who speaks Putonghua, and was in the Far East section of London's Victoria & Albert Museum before joining AGNSW in 1979, was convinced building an Asian arts ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Flawed Western democratic system not suitable for Asian countries

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... Flawed Western democratic system not suitable for Asia I am concerned about the chaos caused by the Occupy Central movement, which is campaigning for a democratic voting system, especially since this system has a number of defects. In the democratic votin ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - China Sevens

    Unbeaten Hong Kong edge closer to Asian sevens title

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Please click on the link for the Hong Kong men’s sevens team results and final Asian Sevens Series standings. Hong Kong moved a step closer to being crowned Asian champions, finishing unbeaten on the opening day of the final leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Beijing. The Jamie Hood-led team will meet Thailand in the Cup quarter-finals after ...




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