The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is an establishment which frames a part of the four galleries in Singapore, the other three being the Peranakan Museum at Old Tao Nan School, the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum.
It is one of the spearheading historical centers in the area to have some expertise in dish Asian societies and civilisations. The exhibition hall represents considerable authority in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, from which the different ethnic gatherings of Singapore follow their heritage.
The historical center initially opened at the Old Tao Nan School expanding on 22 April 1997 at Armenian Street, with shows to a great extent focused on Chinese civilisation. With the rebuilding of the Empress Place Building, the historical center built up its new lead exhibition hall there on 2 March 2003, quickly extending the accumulation to different ranges of Asia. The Armenian Street branch shut for redesigns on 1 January 2006 and revived on 25 April 2008 as the Peranakan Museum, work in Peranakan culture.
On September 16, 2006, the Museum formally propelled its new logo with another motto The Asian Civilisations Museum — Where Asian Cultures Come Alive!. This new logo mirrors the gallery's one of a kind area by the memorable Singapore River, the source and cause of Singapore multicultural society, which the ACM introduces in its gathering. The cocoa reflected picture additionally implies the exhibition hall as a place for reflection, while the energetic orange is a strengthening shading which speaks to action and vitality.
In late 2013, subsequent to experiencing a rebranding exercise, the Museum propelled its new logo with another trademark Singapore's Museum of Asia.
On September 16, 2014, the Museum was named the top gallery in Singapore and positioned ninth in Asia by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice honors. The Museum was the main Singapore exhibition hall positioned among Asia's main 10 historical centers.
On 15 November 2015, the Museum revealed its new spaces after it began its patch up in 2014. The patch up is completed in stages: Phase 1 was revealed on 14 November 2015. Stage 2 was finished in April 2016, with further improvements to take after.
The Chinese accumulation is spoken to by fine Dehua porcelain figures, Taoist and Buddhistic statuary, send out porcelain, calligraphy and different cases of improving craftsmanship.
The South Asian Galleries highlight statuary from a wide range of periods including some fine Chola bronzes. Of especially note is the Chola bronze model of Uma, the associate of Shiva and that of Somaskanda.The early Buddhist specialty of India is additionally spoken to by works hailing from the Mathura and Gandhara schools, including an uncommon sandstone Mathura Buddha dating to the Kanishka period, and the leader of a Gandharan Bodhisattva. Different territories of note incorporate South Indian woodwork, Nepali-Tibetan bronzes, materials, late medieval miniatures and provincial prints.
The Southeast Asian accumulations are wide in extension and are rich in ethnological material. Speaking to the privileged craft of old Southeast Asia are Khmer figures, Javanese sanctuary mold (some on advance from Leiden), later Buddhist workmanship from Burma/Thailand and the Sinicised sanctuary specialty of Vietnam. Peranakan gold, materials, tribal adornment and dramatic veils are different qualities of the accumulation.
Certain display rooms are likewise utilized for transitory presentations. A current presentation incorporated the show of the fantastic Bronze Age veils from Sanxingdui, Sichuan Province, China.