Home, and Away by the Asian Civilisations Museum

Follow Singaporean artist Alecia Neo on a visual journey in ramah-tamah, an interpretive piece inspired by the practices of culturally diverse women across generations. Learn interesting stories and connections among ACM’s objects from our staff and docents, and listen to audio description tours for tales of objects that have travelled around the world. Share your own stories of home with us on Instagram at @acm_sg, #HomeandAwayACM and #sgheritagefest. Get your dose of culture in the comfort of your home.


19 June – 5 July 2020


ramah-tamah by Alecia Neo

Singaporean artist Alecia Neo explores hospitality rituals performed by women in this region using betel leaf. The video project, ramah-tamah is an interpretive performance that traces the evolution of these rituals through poetry, movement and sound. 


Join us too for a live panel talk on betel chewing, and other hospitality and food ritual, as well as a live sharing by the creative team of ramah-tamah.


A Memoir


Read stories from ACM staff and docents whom you may have seen at the museum. Which objects in the galleries remind them of home? What objects have they been thinking about during our Circuit Breaker? Appreciate ACM through their eyes in this series of personal accounts. Perhaps you will look at some things differently afterwards?


Stories of Home


Everyone has a story to tell, and we are giving you a platform to tell yours. What is that one item that reminds you of home while you're away from home? It may be an everyday object that you take on your journey, or something intangible like a distinctive way of speaking that you overhear while travelling, or even the aromas of cooking that make you crave for the warmth of home. Come tell us your story of home!


Whispers from the Past


Be one of the first to listen to ACM’s new audio descriptions of highlighted objects from our galleries. Get to know ACM artworks in a new way, and discover their origins and past journeys around the world. What do the designs on these objects mean? Who were they made for? How were they used? Discover all this and more as we bring objects from ACM to your home through whispers from the past.


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About Singapore Heritage Festival at ACM


In conjunction with Singapore Heritage Festival this year, ACM presents Home, and Away, to showcase histories and personal stories of people who have crossed borders and relocated from one home to another. Explore exchanges of ideas and cultures via trade and migration as Singapore grew and developed as a multicultural society. Discover and share stories of home and away, here.

 Enjoyed this programme? Let us know what you think here and receive a $5 Grab Food voucher*.
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