Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vignettes in Time

This October, exercise your geographical imagination, witness never-seen-before cartography and see how Singapore's history transformed Geography with NUS Geographical Society in

Vignettes in Time
31st October 2009
2.30pm (Gather at National Library Board Building Level 1)
Guided Tour starts at 3pm
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT

This exhibition depicts Singapore as seen through cartographers, geologists, mariners, military generals and town planners. Beginning with the arrival of the British and merchants from the nascent East India Company, to military strategists of Imperial Japan and postwar city planners, "Vignettes in Time" provides snippets of little-known histories. Displayed for the first time are many maps from the collections fo the National Library Singapore and Mr Lim Shao Bin. With over 130 maps on display, this is the single largest showcase of maps in Singapore. Come explore a little-known Singapore through vignettes of the past. This exhibition is curated by Mr Lim Chen Sian. "Vignettes in Time" is jointly organised by National Library Singapore and the Singapore Heritage Society.

RSVP your attendance to yuting.wee [at] gmail.com with your name, contact number and email today!