The Lotus Sutra exhibition displays rarely seen precious manuscripts, reproductions of relics which include vivid illustrations, photographs and more than 100 pieces of precious artefacts of over a thousand years old. Exquisite replicas of the cave paintings of the Mogao cave in Dunhuang, China will also be displayed in this unique exhibition. Curated by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy, Singapore will be the 16th country to host the exhibition this year.
A gift from Ms Agnes Tan to the National University of Singapore, the Baba House was officially opened in September 2008.
Once the ancestral home of a Straits Chinese family, it is conceived as a heritage house which facilitates appreciation, reflection and research into the Straits Chinese history and culture.
This is articulated primarily through the reconstruction of a domestic space characterised by the architectural conservation of the shophouse, and restoration of interiors including furnishing, household materials and decorative features
Today, the first and second floors reference the community's material culture during the first half of the 20th century.
The third floor of the Baba House hosts temporary exhibitions, encouraging academic researchers and art practitioners to explore fresh perspectivesinto an evolving discourse on the Straits Chinese, and to develop insights into cultural encounters, hybridity and their contemporary implications.
Visits to NUS Baba House, are strictly by appointment and visitors are required to sign up in advance for a heritage tour. [email protected]
Monday, 2pm – 3pm
Tuesday, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday, 10am – 11am
Saturday, 11am – 12pm