The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is one of Singapore’s four museums, with the Peranakan Museum at Old Tao Nan School, the National Museum of Singapore, and the Singapore Art Museum rounding out the list.
It is one of the region’s first museums to focus on pan-Asian civilizations and civilisations. The museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeas
t Asia, South Asia, and West Asia, the ancestors of Singapore’s numerous ethnic communities.
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Fine Dehua porcelain figurines, Taoist and Buddhistic statues, export porcelain, calligraphy, and other specimens of decorative art are all part of the Chinese collection.
The South Asian Galleries have statues from various periods, including Chola bronzes including a sculpture of Uma, Shiva’s wife, and Somaskanda. Work from the Mathura and Gandhara schools, including a rare sandstone Mathura Buddha from the Kanishka era and the head of a Gandharan Bodhisattva, are also represented in early Buddhist art from India.  South Indian woodwork, Nepali-Tibetan bronzes, textiles, late mediaeval miniatures, and colonial prints are among the other highlights.